Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : apport vulnerability (USN-2007-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70607


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


Martin 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.

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: Medium

ID: 70607

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2007-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/25

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apport, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1067

USN: 2007-1