Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : apport vulnerability (USN-3354-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Felix Wilhelm discovered a path traversal vulnerability in Apport when
handling the ExecutablePath field in crash files. An attacker could
trick a user into opening a specially crafted crash file and execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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, python-apport and / or python3-apport
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101809 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-10708

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