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USN-5234-1: Byobu vulnerability

18 January 2022

Byobu could be made to expose sensitive information.



  • byobu - text window manager, shell multiplexer, integrated DevOps environ


Sander Bos discovered that Byobu incorrectly handled certain Apport data.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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