Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : apport update (USN-1668-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63288


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


Dan Rosenberg discovered that an application running under an AppArmor profile that allowed unconfined execution of apport-bug could escape confinement by calling apport-bug with a crafted environment. While not a vulnerability in apport itself, this update mitigates the issue by sanitizing certain variables in the apport-bug shell script.

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63288

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1668-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/12/18

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apport, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/17

Reference Information

USN: 1668-1