[ubuntu/trusty-updates] apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.11 (Accepted)
Ubuntu Archive Robot
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Thu May 21 17:28:15 UTC 2015
apport (2.14.1-0ubuntu3.11) trusty-security; urgency=medium
* SECURITY UPDATE: When /proc/sys/fs/suid_dumpable is enabled, crashing a
program that is suid root or not readable for the user would create
root-owned core files in the current directory of that program. Creating
specially crafted core files in /etc/logrotate.d or similar could then
lead to arbitrary code execution with root privileges. Now core files do
not get written for these kinds of programs, in accordance with the
intention of core(5).
Thanks to Sander Bos for discovering this issue!
(CVE-2015-1324, LP: #1452239)
* SECURITY UPDATE: When writing a core dump file for a crashed packaged
program, don't close and reopen the .crash report file but just rewind and
re-read it. This prevents the user from modifying the .crash report file
while "apport" is running to inject data and creating crafted core dump
files. In conjunction with the above vulnerability of writing core dump
files to arbitrary directories this could be exploited to gain root
Thanks to Philip Pettersson for discovering this issue!
(CVE-2015-1325, LP: #1453900)
* test_signal_crashes(): Drop hardcoded /tmp/ path in do_crash(),
test_nonwritable_cwd() uses a different dir.
Date: 2015-05-15 17:44:11.970853+00:00
Changed-By: Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com>
Signed-By: Ubuntu Archive Robot <cjwatson+ubuntu-archive-robot at chiark.greenend.org.uk>
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