Ubuntu Update for whoopsie USN-4170-3

Technical Details

Severity Level:

Medium Severity

CVSS Score:


CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'whoopsie' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the USN-4170-3 advisory.

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

Technical Details:
USN-4170-1 fixed a vulnerability in Whoopsie and USN-4170-2 fixed a subsequent regression. That update was incomplete and could still result in Whoopsie potentially crashing when uploading crash reports on some architectures. 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.

Affected Versions:
'whoopsie' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package


Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Creation Time:

2019-11-06 03:01:22

Modification Time:

2019-11-06 11:51:43

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