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USN-2007-1: Apport vulnerability

24 October 2013

Apport could be made to expose privileged information.



  • apport - automatically generate crash reports for debugging


Martin Carpenter discovered that Apport set incorrect permissions on core
dump files generated by setuid binaries. A local attacker could possibly
use this issue to obtain privileged information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.