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Subject:[USN-2782-1] Apport vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2782-1
October 27, 2015

apport vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Apport could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- apport: automatically generate crash reports for debugging


Gabriel Campana discovered that Apport incorrectly handled Python module
imports. A local attacker could use this issue to elevate privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 15.10:
 apport                          2.19.1-0ubuntu4

Ubuntu 15.04:
 apport                          2.17.2-0ubuntu1.7

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
 apport                          2.14.1-0ubuntu3.18

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
 apport                          2.0.1-0ubuntu17.13

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


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