Executive Summary

Title Apport vulnerability
Name USN-4051-2 First vendor Publication 2019-07-09
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2019-07-09
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

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Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


Apport could be made to expose sensitive information in crash reports.

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


USN-4051-1 fixed a vulnerability in apport. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Kevin Backhouse discovered a race-condition when reading the user's local
Apport configuration. This could be used by a local attacker to cause
Apport to include arbitrary files in a resulting crash report.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
python-apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29+esm1
python3-apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29+esm1

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


Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4051-2

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Date Informations
2019-07-09 21:18:49
  • First insertion