Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : apport vulnerabilities (USN-2609-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 83777
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionSander 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected apport package.