Executive Summary

Title Apport vulnerability
Name USN-3664-2 First vendor Publication 2018-06-04
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2018-06-04
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 7.2 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Apport could be tricked into causing a denial of service or escalate privileges.

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


USN-3664-1 fixed a vulnerability in Apport. Sander Bos reported that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was also vulnerable to this issue, but was incorrectly omitted from the previous updates. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

Sander Bos discovered that Apport incorrectly handled core dumps when
certain files are missing from /proc. A local attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause a denial of service, gain root privileges, or escape
from containers.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29

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


Package Information:

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3664-2

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 4

Alert History

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Date Informations
2019-10-03 09:24:33
  • Multiple Updates
2018-07-27 21:21:51
  • Multiple Updates
2018-06-04 21:19:22
  • First insertion