Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : apport vulnerability (USN-2569-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-2569-1 fixed a vulnerability in Apport. Tavis Ormandy discovered
that the fixed packages were still vulnerable to a privilege
escalation attack. This update completely disables crash report
handling for containers until a more complete solution is available.

Stephane Graber and Tavis Ormandy independently discovered that
Apport incorrectly handled the crash reporting feature. A local
attacker could use this issue to gain elevated 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 package.

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82847 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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