Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : apport vulnerability (USN-2744-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 86145
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionHalfdog discovered that Apport incorrectly handled kernel crash dump files. A local attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly elevate privileges. The default symlink protections for affected releases should reduce the vulnerability to a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected apport package.