[USN-4087-1] BWA vulnerability
mike.salvatore at canonical.com
Tue Aug 6 18:34:19 UTC 2019
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4087-1
August 06, 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
BWA could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.
- bwa: Software package for mapping DNA sequences against a large reference genome
It was discovered that Burrows-Wheeler Aligner (BWA) mishandled certain
crafted .alt files. An attacker could use this vulnerability to cause a
denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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