Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : apport vulnerabilities (USN-2609-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83777


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


Sander Bos discovered that Apport incorrectly handled permissions when the system was configured to generate core dumps for setuid binaries.
A local attacker could use this issue to gain elevated privileges.

Philip Pettersson discovered that Apport contained race conditions resulting core dumps to be generated with incorrect permissions in arbitrary locations. A local attacker could use this issue to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2015-1325).

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: 83777

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2609-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/22

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apport, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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: 2015/05/21

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1324, CVE-2015-1325

OSVDB: 122471, 122472

USN: 2609-1