Ubuntu 4242-1: Sysstat vulnerabilities

    Date20 Jan 2020
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Sysstat.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4242-1
    January 20, 2020
    sysstat vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 19.10
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Several security issues were fixed in Sysstat.
    Software Description:
    - sysstat: system performance tools for Linux
    It was discovered that Sysstat incorrectly handled certain inputs.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute
    arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 19.04 and Ubuntu 19.10.
    It was discovered that Sysstat incorrectly handled certain inputs.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 19.10:
      sysstat                         12.0.6-1ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      sysstat                         12.0.1-1ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      sysstat                         11.6.1-1ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      sysstat                         11.2.0-1ubuntu0.3
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
      CVE-2019-16167, CVE-2019-19725
    Package Information:
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