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USN-4170-1: Whoopsie vulnerability

30 October 2019

Whoopsie could be made to crash, expose sensitive information or run programs if it processed a specially crafted crash report.



  • whoopsie - Ubuntu error tracker submission


Kevin Backhouse discovered Whoopsie incorrectly handled very large crash
reports. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial
of service, expose sensitive information or execute code as the whoopsie

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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