USN-4171-5

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Source
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4171-5
Import Source
https://github.com/canonical/ubuntu-security-notices/blob/main/osv/USN-4171-5.json
JSON Data
https://api.osv.dev/v1/vulns/USN-4171-5
Published
2020-03-18T02:33:03.534693Z
Modified
2020-03-18T02:33:03.534693Z
Summary
apport regression
Details

USN-4171-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Apport. This caused a regression in autopkgtest and python2 compatibility. This update fixes the problem.

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Original advisory details:

Kevin Backhouse discovered Apport would read its user-controlled settings file as the root user. This could be used by a local attacker to possibly crash Apport or have other unspecified consequences. (CVE-2019-11481)

Sander Bos discovered a race-condition in Apport during core dump creation. This could be used by a local attacker to generate a crash report for a privileged process that is readable by an unprivileged user. (CVE-2019-11482)

Sander Bos discovered Apport mishandled crash dumps originating from containers. This could be used by a local attacker to generate a crash report for a privileged process that is readable by an unprivileged user. (CVE-2019-11483)

Sander Bos discovered Apport mishandled lock-file creation. This could be used by a local attacker to cause a denial of service against Apport. (CVE-2019-11485)

Kevin Backhouse discovered Apport read various process-specific files with elevated privileges during crash dump generation. This could could be used by a local attacker to generate a crash report for a privileged process that is readable by an unprivileged user. (CVE-2019-15790)

References

Affected packages

Ubuntu:18.04:LTS / apport

Package

Name
apport

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
0Unknown introduced version / All previous versions are affected
Fixed
2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12

Ecosystem specific

{
    "availability": "No subscription needed",
    "binaries": [
        {
            "python3-apport": "2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12",
            "apport-kde": "2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12",
            "apport-gtk": "2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12",
            "dh-apport": "2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12",
            "apport-retrace": "2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12",
            "python-problem-report": "2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12",
            "python3-problem-report": "2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12",
            "apport": "2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12",
            "apport-valgrind": "2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12",
            "apport-noui": "2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12",
            "python-apport": "2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12"
        }
    ]
}

Ubuntu:16.04:LTS / apport

Package

Name
apport

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
0Unknown introduced version / All previous versions are affected
Fixed
2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22

Ecosystem specific

{
    "availability": "No subscription needed",
    "binaries": [
        {
            "python3-apport": "2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22",
            "apport-kde": "2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22",
            "apport-gtk": "2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22",
            "dh-apport": "2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22",
            "apport-retrace": "2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22",
            "python-problem-report": "2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22",
            "python3-problem-report": "2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22",
            "apport": "2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22",
            "apport-valgrind": "2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22",
            "apport-noui": "2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22",
            "python-apport": "2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22"
        }
    ]
}