Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : apport vulnerability (USN-2782-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 86629


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


Gabriel Campana discovered that Apport incorrectly handled Python module imports. A local attacker could use this issue to elevate 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: 86629

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2782-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/28

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1341

USN: 2782-1