Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4965-2
May 25, 2021

apport vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


Several security issues were fixed in Apport.

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


USN-4965-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Apport. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:

 Maik Münch discovered that Apport incorrectly handled certain information
 gathering operations. A local attacker could use these issues to read and
 write arbitrary files as an administrator, and possibly escalate

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
  apport                          2.20.1-0ubuntu2.30+esm1
  python-apport                   2.20.1-0ubuntu2.30+esm1
  python3-apport                  2.20.1-0ubuntu2.30+esm1

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  apport                          2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29+esm7
  python-apport                   2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29+esm7
  python3-apport                  2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29+esm7

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

  CVE-2021-32547, CVE-2021-32548, CVE-2021-32549, CVE-2021-32550,
  CVE-2021-32551, CVE-2021-32552, CVE-2021-32553, CVE-2021-32554,
  CVE-2021-32555, CVE-2021-32556, CVE-2021-32557