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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.