USN-4965-1: Apport vulnerabilities
25 May 2021
Several security issues were fixed in Apport.
- apport - automatically generate crash reports for debugging
Maik Münch 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
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-4965-2: python3-problem-report, python-apport, python3-apport, apport, apport-kde, dh-apport, apport-noui, python-problem-report, apport-gtk, apport-retrace, apport-valgrind