Ubuntu 4051-1: Apport vulnerability

    Date 09 Jul 2019
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Apport could be made to expose sensitive information in crash reports.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4051-1
    July 09, 2019
    apport vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Apport could be made to expose sensitive information in crash reports.
    Software Description:
    - apport: automatically generate crash reports for debugging
    Kevin Backhouse discovered a race-condition when reading the user's local
    Apport configuration. This could be used by a local attacker to cause
    Apport to include arbitrary files in a resulting crash report.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      python-apport                   2.20.10-0ubuntu27.1
      python3-apport                  2.20.10-0ubuntu27.1
    Ubuntu 18.10:
      python-apport                   2.20.10-0ubuntu13.4
      python3-apport                  2.20.10-0ubuntu13.4
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      python-apport                   2.20.9-0ubuntu7.7
      python3-apport                  2.20.9-0ubuntu7.7
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      python-apport                   2.20.1-0ubuntu2.19
      python3-apport                  2.20.1-0ubuntu2.19
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:

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