USN-4087-1: BWA vulnerability
6 August 2019
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.