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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2019-11481): Apport regression

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2019-11481): Apport regression

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/30/2019
Created
11/07/2019
Added
10/31/2019
Modified
11/13/2020

Description

Kevin Backhouse discovered that apport would read a user-supplied configuration file with elevated privileges. By replacing the file with a symbolic link, a user could get apport to read any file on the system as root, with unknown consequences.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-apport
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python-apport
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-apport

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