USN-4242-1: Sysstat vulnerabilities

20 January 2020

sysstat vulnerabilities

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

Several security issues were fixed in Sysstat.

Software Description

  • sysstat - system performance tools for Linux

Details

It was discovered that Sysstat incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 19.04 and Ubuntu 19.10. (CVE-2019-16167)

It was discovered that Sysstat incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-19725)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
sysstat - 12.0.6-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 19.04
sysstat - 12.0.1-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
sysstat - 11.6.1-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
sysstat - 11.2.0-1ubuntu0.3

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.

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