Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : apport vulnerability (USN-2782-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 86629
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionGabriel Campana discovered that Apport incorrectly handled Python module imports. A local attacker could use this issue to elevate privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected apport package.