USN-4449-1: Apport vulnerabilities

04 August 2020

Several security issues were fixed in Apport.

Releases

Packages

  • apport - automatically generate crash reports for debugging

Details

Ryota Shiga working with Trend Micro´s Zero Day Initiative, discovered that
Apport incorrectly dropped privileges when making certain D-Bus calls. A
local attacker could use this issue to read arbitrary files.
(CVE-2020-11936)

Seong-Joong Kim discovered that Apport incorrectly parsed configuration
files. A local attacker could use this issue to cause Apport to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-15701)

Ryota Shiga working with Trend Micro´s Zero Day Initiative, discovered that
Apport incorrectly implemented certain checks. A local attacker could use
this issue to escalate privileges and run arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-15702)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-4449-2: python3-apport, python-apport, apport