openSUSE Security Update : apport (apport-816)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 40189


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The apport crash watcher / handler suite contains a cron job that cleanes the world writeable /var/crash directory unsafely, allowing local attackers to remove random files on the system. (CVE-2009-1295)

This update fixes this.


Update the affected apport packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 40189

File Name: suse_11_1_apport-090422.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apport, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apport-crashdb-opensuse, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apport-gtk, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apport-qt, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apport-retrace, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1295

CWE: 16