USN-4170-2: Whoopsie regression

30 October 2019

whoopsie regression

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

  • Ubuntu 19.10
  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

USN-4170-1 caused a regression in Whoopsie.

Software Description

  • whoopsie - Ubuntu error tracker submission

Details

USN-4170-1 fixed a vulnerability in Whoopsie. The update caused Whoopsie to crash when sending reports. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

Kevin Backhouse discovered Whoopsie incorrectly handled very large crash reports. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service, expose sensitive information or execute code as the whoopsie user.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
libwhoopsie0 - 0.2.66ubuntu0.2
whoopsie - 0.2.66ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 19.04
libwhoopsie0 - 0.2.64ubuntu0.3
whoopsie - 0.2.64ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libwhoopsie0 - 0.2.62ubuntu0.3
whoopsie - 0.2.62ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libwhoopsie0 - 0.2.52.5ubuntu0.3
whoopsie - 0.2.52.5ubuntu0.3

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.

References