Ubuntu Update for bwa USN-4087-1

Technical Details

Severity Level:

High Severity

CVSS Score:


CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'bwa' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the USN-4087-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
It was discovered that Burrows-Wheeler Aligner (BWA) mishandled certain crafted .alt files. An attacker could use this vulnerability to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Affected Versions:
'bwa' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package


Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Creation Time:

2019-08-07 02:07:19

Modification Time:

2019-08-08 09:10:13

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