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USN-5077-1: Apport vulnerabilities

14 September 2021

Several security issues were fixed in Apport.

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Releases

Packages

  • apport - automatically generate crash reports for debugging

Details

Maik Münch and Stephen Röttger discovered that Apport incorrectly handled
certain information gathering operations. A local attacker could use this
issue to gain read access to arbitrary files, possibly containing sensitive
information.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5077-2: python3-apport, apport, python-apport, apport-valgrind, apport-retrace, dh-apport, python-problem-report, apport-gtk, python3-problem-report, apport-noui, apport-kde