[USN-3974-1] VCFtools vulnerabilities

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[USN-3974-1] VCFtools vulnerabilities

Mike Salvatore
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3974-1
May 13, 2019

VCFtools vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

VCFTools could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- vcftools: Collection of tools to work with VCF files

Details:

It was discovered that VCFtools improperly handled certain input. If a user
was tricked into opening a crafted input file, VCFtools could be made to crash.
(CVE-2018-11099, CVE-2018-11129, CVE-2018-11130)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  vcftools                        0.1.14+dfsg-2ubuntu0.1

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

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3974-1
  CVE-2018-11099, CVE-2018-11129, CVE-2018-11130

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vcftools/0.1.14+dfsg-2ubuntu0.1

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