A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
BWA could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.
- bwa: Software package for mapping DNA sequences against a large reference genome
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.