==========================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-768-1             April 29, 2009
Apport vulnerability
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 9.04

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
  apport                          0.108.4

Ubuntu 8.10:
  apport                          0.119.2

Ubuntu 9.04:
  apport                          1.0-0ubuntu5.2

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

Stephane Chazelas discovered that Apport did not safely remove files from
its crash report directory. If Apport had been enabled at some point, a
local attacker could remove arbitrary files from the system.

Updated packages for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:

  Source archives:

          Size/MD5:      776 84645454e08c3f65d8c52dac74f905be
          Size/MD5:   188833 f61510a9319ad3fd3a7903d63f8e96d9

  Architecture independent packages:

          Size/MD5:    55292 4bc790aa6618eecfa27e5b8222e5766f
          Size/MD5:    54048 d1ac561fe9a5c980cc4150a9939cb722
          Size/MD5:    63690 a6b693e4cd22e222a052c0818e43eb2b
          Size/MD5:   104590 2a61c23a4fcd822dc148151e8b68c447
          Size/MD5:    56970 875f5505b1e258eee1c455cfc270c7f9
          Size/MD5:    58658 9f8dc7432955def5e5476d7332ffb725

Updated packages for Ubuntu 8.10:

  Source archives:

          Size/MD5:      979 6c0cd091b3970e2761751e54aabed459
          Size/MD5:   198567 8a3f6a81452f815b6755da1d024298e9

  Architecture independent packages:

          Size/MD5:    57796 dd4bd02f893e04497f418840d437402c
          Size/MD5:    56518 8ec6f3cdf154cd94fd93e77186beb50e
          Size/MD5:    67036 651104a20557b07edc065157e2539b79
          Size/MD5:   107536 acaa7af80a1df3c4a87df65fbd772860
          Size/MD5:    61332 9adc2a89f2ddfa53020a43db0646f713
          Size/MD5:    61382 8db396b5045a9f5fd365572223377e57

Updated packages for Ubuntu 9.04:

  Source archives:

          Size/MD5:    73978 1036e1541554d50a6b201cf3b9ed2e81
          Size/MD5:     1236 a8f08f5b1c8e3970e65cfb705bf72de2
          Size/MD5:   217793 f9932601045b109fbc487b8fdca0c9fa

  Architecture independent packages:

          Size/MD5:    67744 3504cedc5be46644d0174438b9613aeb
          Size/MD5:    66374 f799fa04509e8cdcad100a7ca766bd32
          Size/MD5:    74134 ea67d398ccf8f7070cbe8a2e2326ba97
          Size/MD5:   112574 da9a0460879aee9e8ed7a229a87275db
          Size/MD5:    74006 490ed42d9d5f209d5d344ffed151eb5e
          Size/MD5:    71878 17406c34e7d0467609e22410f70864ab

Ubuntu 768-1: Apport vulnerability

April 29, 2009
Stephane Chazelas discovered that Apport did not safely remove files fromits crash report directory


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