Your submission was sent successfully! Close

You have successfully unsubscribed! Close

USN-4965-1: Apport vulnerabilities

25 May 2021

Several security issues were fixed in Apport.

Reduce your security exposure

Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

Learn more about Ubuntu Pro

Releases

Packages

  • apport - automatically generate crash reports for debugging

Details

Maik M√ľnch discovered that Apport incorrectly handled certain information
gathering operations. A local attacker could use these issues to read and
write arbitrary files as an administrator, and possibly escalate
privileges.

Reduce your security exposure

Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

Learn more about Ubuntu Pro

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-4965-2: python3-apport, apport-noui, apport-valgrind, python3-problem-report, apport, dh-apport, apport-kde, python-apport, python-problem-report, apport-retrace, apport-gtk