Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Sander Bos discovered that Apport incorrectly handled permissions when
the system was configured to generate core dumps for setuid binaries.
A local attacker could use this issue to gain elevated privileges.
Philip Pettersson discovered that Apport contained race conditions
resulting core dumps to be generated with incorrect permissions in
arbitrary locations. A local attacker could use this issue to gain
elevated privileges. (CVE-2015-1325).
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.
Update the affected apport package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true