USN-3974-1: VCFtools vulnerabilities
13 May 2019
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.
- 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)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.