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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4242-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4242-1
Posted Jan 20, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4242-1 - 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. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-16167, CVE-2019-19725
SHA-256 | 961e6ea3c906486f9f2177fe868edbdb21061f104607aeb6cc13cf36e06718f2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4242-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4242-1
January 20, 2020

sysstat vulnerabilities
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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

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Sysstat.

Software Description:
- sysstat: system performance tools for Linux

Details:

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.
(CVE-2019-16167)

It was discovered that Sysstat incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-19725)

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.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4242-1
CVE-2019-16167, CVE-2019-19725

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysstat/12.0.6-1ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysstat/12.0.1-1ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysstat/11.6.1-1ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysstat/11.2.0-1ubuntu0.3
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