USN-3974-1: VCFtools vulnerabilities

13 May 2019

VCFtools vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


VCFTools could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

Software Description

  • vcftools - Collection of tools to work with VCF files


It was discovered that VCFtools improperly handled certain input. If a user was tricked into opening a crafted input file, VCFtools could be made to crash. (CVE-2018-11099, CVE-2018-11129, CVE-2018-11130)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
vcftools - 0.1.14+dfsg-2ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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