Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : apport vulnerability (USN-3354-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101809
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionFelix 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected apport, python-apport and / or python3-apport packages.