Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : apport vulnerability (USN-2569-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82792


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


Stephane Graber and Tavis Ormandy independently discovered that Apport incorrectly handled the crash reporting feature. A local attacker could use this issue to gain elevated privileges.

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: 82792

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2569-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/15

Modified: 2018/02/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apport, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/14

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Apport / ABRT chroot Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1318

OSVDB: 120803

USN: 2569-1