Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1807-1 vcftools -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 May 2019
Affected Packages:
vcftools
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-11099, CVE-2018-11129, CVE-2018-11130.
More information:

Webin security lab - dbapp security Ltd found three issues in vcftools, a collection of tools to work with VCF files. Different functions in header.cpp are vulnerable to denial of services due to use-after-free issues or information disclosure due to heap-based buffer over-read.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 0.1.12+dfsg-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your vcftools packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS