Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : apport vulnerability (USN-2007-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70607
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMartin Carpenter discovered that Apport set incorrect permissions on core dump files generated by setuid binaries. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain privileged information.
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SolutionUpdate the affected apport package.