Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : apport vulnerability (USN-2569-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82847


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


USN-2569-1 fixed a vulnerability in Apport. Tavis Ormandy discovered that the fixed packages were still vulnerable to a privilege escalation attack. This update completely disables crash report handling for containers until a more complete solution is available.

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: 82847

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2569-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/17

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: 2015/04/16

Reference Information

OSVDB: 120803

USN: 2569-2