Ubuntu 3354-1: Apport vulnerability

    Date18 Jul 2017
    CategoryUbuntu
    68
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    An attacker could trick a user into opening a malicious .crash fileand execute arbitrary code as the user.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3354-1
    July 18, 2017
    
    apport vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 17.04
    - Ubuntu 16.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    An attacker could trick a user into opening a malicious .crash file
    and execute arbitrary code as the user.
    
    Software Description:
    - apport: automatically generate crash reports for debugging
    
    Details:
    
    Felix Wilhelm discovered a path traversal vulnerability in Apport
    when handling the ExecutablePath field in crash files. An attacker
    could trick a user into opening a specially crafted crash file and
    execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 17.04:
      apport                          2.20.4-0ubuntu4.5
      python-apport                   2.20.4-0ubuntu4.5
      python3-apport                  2.20.4-0ubuntu4.5
    
    Ubuntu 16.10:
      apport                          2.20.3-0ubuntu8.7
      python-apport                   2.20.3-0ubuntu8.7
      python3-apport                  2.20.3-0ubuntu8.7
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      apport                          2.20.1-0ubuntu2.10
      python-apport                   2.20.1-0ubuntu2.10
      python3-apport                  2.20.1-0ubuntu2.10
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      apport                          2.14.1-0ubuntu3.25
      python-apport                   2.14.1-0ubuntu3.25
      python3-apport                  2.14.1-0ubuntu3.25
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3354-1
      CVE-2017-10708
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.20.4-0ubuntu4.5
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.20.3-0ubuntu8.7
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.20.1-0ubuntu2.10
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.14.1-0ubuntu3.25
    
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