Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4051-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4051-2
July 09, 2019

apport vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


Apport could be made to expose sensitive information in crash reports.

Software Description:
- apport: automatically generate crash reports for debugging


USN-4051-1 fixed a vulnerability in apport. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Kevin Backhouse discovered a race-condition when reading the user's local
Apport configuration. This could be used by a local attacker to cause
Apport to include arbitrary files in a resulting crash report.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
python-apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29+esm1
python3-apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29+esm1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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