USN-4103-1: docker-credential-helpers vulnerability

19 August 2019

docker-credential-helpers could be made to crash or run programs as your login



  • golang-github-docker-docker-credential-helpers - Use native stores to safeguard Docker credentials


Jasiel Spelman discovered that a double free existed in docker-credential-
helpers. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04

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


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