[USN-4103-1] docker-credential-helpers vulnerability

Mike Salvatore mike.salvatore at canonical.com
Mon Aug 19 16:36:23 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4103-1
August 19, 2019

docker-credential-helpers vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04


docker-credential-helpers could be made to crash or run programs as your login

Software Description:
- golang-github-docker-docker-credential-helpers: Use native stores to safeguard
Docker credentials


Jasiel Spelman discovered that a double free existed in docker-credential-
helpers. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
  golang-docker-credential-helpers  0.6.1-1ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:


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