USN-4242-1: Sysstat vulnerabilities

20 January 2020

Several security issues were fixed in Sysstat.

Releases

Packages

  • sysstat - system performance tools for Linux

Details

It was discovered that Sysstat incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 19.04 and Ubuntu 19.10.
(CVE-2019-16167)

It was discovered that Sysstat incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-19725)

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.