USN-5077-1: Apport vulnerabilities
14 September 2021
Several security issues were fixed in Apport.
- apport - automatically generate crash reports for debugging
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
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-5077-2: apport-noui, apport-retrace, python3-apport, python3-problem-report, apport-gtk, python-apport, apport-kde, apport-valgrind, dh-apport, apport, python-problem-report