[USN-5077-1] Apport vulnerabilities

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5077-1 September 14, 2021
apport vulnerabilities ==========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 21.04 – Ubuntu 20.04 LTS – Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Summary:
Several security issues were fixed in Apport.
Software Description: – apport: automatically generate crash reports for debugging
Details:
Maik Münch and Stephen Röttger discovered that Apport incorrectly handled certain information gathering operations. A local attacker could use this issue to gain read access to arbitrary files, possibly containing sensitive information.
Update instructions:
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 21.04: apport 2.20.11-0ubuntu65.3 python3-apport 2.20.11-0ubuntu65.3
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: apport 2.20.11-0ubuntu27.20 python3-apport 2.20.11-0ubuntu27.20
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: apport 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.26 python-apport 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.26 python3-apport 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.26
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
References: ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5077-1 CVE-2021-3709, CVE-2021-3710
Package Information: launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.20.11-0ubuntu65.3 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.20.11-0ubuntu27.20 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/2.20.9-0ubuntu7.26