USN-4450-1: Whoopsie vulnerabilities

04 August 2020

Several security issues were fixed in whoopsie.

Releases

Packages

  • whoopsie - Ubuntu error tracker submission

Details

Seong-Joong Kim discovered that Whoopsie incorrectly handled memory. A
local attacker could use this issue to cause Whoopsie to consume memory,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-11937)

Seong-Joong Kim discovered that Whoopsie incorrectly handled parsing files.
A local attacker could use this issue to cause Whoopsie to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2020-12135)

Seong-Joong Kim discovered that Whoopsie incorrectly handled memory. A
local attacker could use this issue to cause Whoopsie to consume memory,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-15570)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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