package update-notifier-common 3.168.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 139

Bug #1633711 reported by August Enzelberger on 2016-10-15
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-notifier (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

lsb_release -rd

Description: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Release: 16.04

apt-cache policy update-notifier

update-notifier:
  Installed: 3.168.1
  Candidate: 3.168.1
  Version table:
 *** 3.168.1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.168 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: update-notifier-common 3.168.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-42.62-lowlatency 4.4.21
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-42-lowlatency i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
AptOrdering:
 pepflashplugin-installer: Purge
 NULL: ConfigurePending
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct 14 04:43:06 2016
DuplicateSignature:
 package:update-notifier-common:3.168.1
 Processing triggers for update-notifier-common (3.168.1) ...
 Segmentation fault (core dumped)
 dpkg: error processing package update-notifier-common (--purge):
  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 139
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 139
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-06-08 (494 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release i386 (20150422)
PackageArchitecture: all
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1.1
 apt 1.2.12~ubuntu16.04.1
SourcePackage: update-notifier
Title: package update-notifier-common 3.168.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 139
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-06-18 (118 days ago)
modified.conffile..etc.apt.apt.conf.d.10periodic:
 APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1";
 APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "0";
 APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "0";
 APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "0";
mtime.conffile..etc.apt.apt.conf.d.10periodic: 2015-11-10T17:34:11.288134

tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
information type: Public → Private Security

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy. Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

information type: Private Security → Public
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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