USN-2782-1: Apport vulnerability

27 October 2015

Apport could be made to run programs as an administrator.



  • apport - automatically generate crash reports for debugging


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

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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