[USN-2782-1] Apport vulnerability

2015-11-02T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:32660
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-11-02T00:00:00

Description

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2782-1 October 27, 2015

apport vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Ubuntu 15.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Apport could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description: - apport: automatically generate crash reports for debugging

Details:

Gabriel Campana discovered that Apport incorrectly handled Python module imports. A local attacker could use this issue to elevate privileges.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.10: apport 2.19.1-0ubuntu4

Ubuntu 15.04: apport 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.7

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.18

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: apport 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.13

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

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2782-1 CVE-2015-1341

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.19.1-0ubuntu4 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.17.2-0ubuntu1.7 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.14.1-0ubuntu3.18 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.0.1-0ubuntu17.13

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