Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : apport update (USN-1668-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Dan Rosenberg discovered that an application running under an AppArmor
profile that allowed unconfined execution of apport-bug could escape
confinement by calling apport-bug with a crafted environment. While
not a vulnerability in apport itself, this update mitigates the issue
by sanitizing certain variables in the apport-bug shell script.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected apport package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63288 ()

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