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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2019-15790): Apport regression

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2019-15790): Apport regression

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
10/30/2019
Created
11/07/2019
Added
10/31/2019
Modified
09/18/2021

Description

Apport reads and writes information on a crashed process to /proc/pid with elevated privileges. Apport then determines which user the crashed process belongs to by reading /proc/pid through get_pid_info() in data/apport. An unprivileged user could exploit this to read information about a privileged running process by exploiting PID recycling. This information could then be used to obtain ASLR offsets for a process with an existing memory corruption vulnerability. The initial fix introduced regressions in the Python Apport library due to a missing argument in Report.add_proc_environ in apport/report.py. It also caused an autopkgtest failure when reading /proc/pid and with Python 2 compatibility by reading /proc maps. The initial and subsequent regression fixes are in 2.20.11-0ubuntu16, 2.20.11-0ubuntu8.6, 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.12, 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.22 and 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29+esm3.

Solution(s)

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

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