USN-5122-1: Apport vulnerability
25 October 2021
Apport could be made to create files as the administrator.
- apport - automatically generate crash reports for debugging
It was discovered that Apport could be tricked into writing core files as
root into arbitrary directories in certain scenarios. A local attacker
could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. This update will
cause Apport to generate all core files in the /var/lib/apport/coredump
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.