Executive Summary

Summary
Title Apport vulnerabilities
Informations
NameUSN-4171-1First vendor Publication2019-10-30
VendorUbuntuLast vendor Modification2019-10-30
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

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Detail

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

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Apport.

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

Details:

Kevin Backhouse discovered Apport would read its user-controlled settings file as the root user. This could be used by a local attacker to possibly crash Apport or have other unspecified consequences. (CVE-2019-11481)

Sander Bos discovered a race-condition in Apport during core dump creation. This could be used by a local attacker to generate a crash report for a privileged process that is readable by an unprivileged user. (CVE-2019-11482)

Sander Bos discovered Apport mishandled crash dumps originating from containers. This could be used by a local attacker to generate a crash report for a privileged process that is readable by an unprivileged user. (CVE-2019-11483)

Sander Bos discovered Apport mishandled lock-file creation. This could be used by a local attacker to cause a denial of service against Apport. (CVE-2019-11485)

Kevin Backhouse discovered Apport read various process-specific files with elevated privileges during crash dump generation. This could could be used by a local attacker to generate a crash report for a privileged process that is readable by an unprivileged user. (CVE-2019-15790)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.10:
apport 2.20.11-0ubuntu8.1
python-apport 2.20.11-0ubuntu8.1
python3-apport 2.20.11-0ubuntu8.1

Ubuntu 19.04:
apport 2.20.10-0ubuntu27.2
python-apport 2.20.10-0ubuntu27.2
python3-apport 2.20.10-0ubuntu27.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
apport 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.8
python-apport 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.8
python3-apport 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.8

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
apport 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.20
python-apport 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.20
python3-apport 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.20

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4171-1
CVE-2019-11481, CVE-2019-11482, CVE-2019-11483, CVE-2019-11485,
CVE-2019-15790

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.20.11-0ubuntu8.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.20.10-0ubuntu27.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.20.9-0ubuntu7.8
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.20.1-0ubuntu2.20

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4171-1

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2019-10-30 09:19:35
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