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USN-3974-1: VCFtools vulnerabilities

13 May 2019

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



  • vcftools - Collection of tools to work with VCF files


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

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