USN-5077-2: Apport vulnerabilities

14 September 2021

Several security issues were fixed in Apport.

Releases

Packages

  • apport - automatically generate crash reports for debugging

Details

USN-5077-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Apport. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5077-1: apport-gtk, apport-valgrind, apport-noui, python3-problem-report, apport-retrace, python3-apport, dh-apport, python-apport, apport-kde, python-problem-report, apport