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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2782-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2782-1
Posted Oct 27, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2782-1 - Gabriel Campana discovered that Apport incorrectly handled Python module imports. A local attacker could use this issue to elevate privileges.

tags | advisory, local, python
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-1341
MD5 | c25e380ba3e419de3e80aa77e8cb7e21

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2782-1

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

apport vulnerability
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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

Summary:

Apport could be made to run programs as an administrator.

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

Details:

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.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2782-1
CVE-2015-1341

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.19.1-0ubuntu4
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.17.2-0ubuntu1.7
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.14.1-0ubuntu3.18
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.0.1-0ubuntu17.13
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