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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4052-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4052-1
Posted Jul 9, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4052-1 - Kevin Backhouse discovered Whoopsie incorrectly handled very large crash reports. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or expose sensitive information.

tags | advisory, denial of service, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-11476
MD5 | 676f56ff3a2471481b6312ae1fb3db60

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4052-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4052-1
July 09, 2019

whoopsie vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Whoopsie could be made to crash or expose sensitive information if it
processed a specially crafted crash report.

Software Description:
- whoopsie: Ubuntu error tracker submission

Details:

Kevin Backhouse discovered Whoopsie incorrectly handled very large crash
reports. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service or expose sensitive information.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04:
libwhoopsie0 0.2.64ubuntu0.1
whoopsie 0.2.64ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.10:
libwhoopsie0 0.2.62ubuntu1
whoopsie 0.2.62ubuntu1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libwhoopsie0 0.2.62ubuntu0.1
whoopsie 0.2.62ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libwhoopsie0 0.2.52.5ubuntu0.1
whoopsie 0.2.52.5ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4052-1
CVE-2019-11476

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/whoopsie/0.2.64ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/whoopsie/0.2.62ubuntu1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/whoopsie/0.2.62ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/whoopsie/0.2.52.5ubuntu0.1

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