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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4087-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4087-1
Posted Aug 6, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4087-1 - It was discovered that Burrows-Wheeler Aligner mishandled certain crafted .alt files. An attacker could use this vulnerability to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-10269
MD5 | 4405d282bde1cb380a615aae03593dac

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4087-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4087-1
August 06, 2019

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

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

BWA could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- bwa: Software package for mapping DNA sequences against a large reference genome

Details:

It was discovered that Burrows-Wheeler Aligner (BWA) mishandled certain
crafted .alt files. An attacker could use this vulnerability to cause a
denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
bwa 0.7.17-3~ubuntu0.19.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
bwa 0.7.17-1ubuntu0.1

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4087-1
CVE-2019-10269

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bwa/0.7.17-3~ubuntu0.19.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bwa/0.7.17-1ubuntu0.1

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