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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
USN-4087-1: BWA vulnerability
7 August 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-10269
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running BWA check for an updated version of the software for their
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USN-4087-1: BWA vulnerability
6 August 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
o Ubuntu 19.04
o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
BWA could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.
o bwa - Software package for mapping DNA sequences against a large reference
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
bwa - 0.7.17-3~ubuntu0.19.04.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
bwa - 0.7.17-1ubuntu0.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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