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USN-2569-1: Apport vulnerability

14 April 2015

Apport could be tricked into running programs as an administrator.

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Releases

Packages

  • apport - automatically generate crash reports for debugging

Details

St├ęphane Graber and Tavis Ormandy independently discovered that Apport
incorrectly handled the crash reporting feature. A local attacker could use
this issue to gain elevated privileges.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References