Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title Sysstat vulnerabilities
Name USN-4242-1 First vendor Publication 2020-01-20
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2020-01-20
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 4.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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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


Several security issues were fixed in Sysstat.

Software Description: - sysstat: system performance tools for Linux


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

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

CVE-2019-16167, CVE-2019-19725

Package Information:

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4242-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
33 % CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write (CWE/SANS Top 25)
33 % CWE-415 Double Free
33 % CWE-190 Integer Overflow or Wraparound (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 2

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Date Informations
2020-01-20 17:19:30
  • First insertion