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Ubuntu: USN-3157-1 (CVE-2016-9949): Apport vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-3157-1 (CVE-2016-9949): Apport vulnerabilities

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/14/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/01/2017
Modified
04/25/2018

Description

An issue was discovered in Apport before 2.20.4. In apport/ui.py, Apport reads the CrashDB field and it then evaluates the field as Python code if it begins with a "{". This allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary Python code.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-apport
  • ubuntu-upgrade-apport-gtk
  • ubuntu-upgrade-apport-kde
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python-apport
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-apport

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