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USN-2744-1: Apport vulnerability

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USN-2744-1: Apport vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/24/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/25/2015
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

kernel_crashdump in Apport before 2.19 allows local users to cause a denial of service (disk consumption) or possibly gain privileges via a (1) symlink or (2) hard link attack on /var/crash/vmcore.log.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-apport

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