USN-4051-1: Apport vulnerability
9 July 2019
Apport could be made to expose sensitive information in crash reports.
- apport - automatically generate crash reports for debugging
Kevin Backhouse discovered a race-condition when reading the user's local
Apport configuration. This could be used by a local attacker to cause
Apport to include arbitrary files in a resulting crash report.
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.
- USN-4051-2: apport-noui, python3-apport, python-apport, apport-valgrind, apport-gtk, python3-problem-report, python-problem-report, apport, dh-apport, apport-kde, apport-retrace