[USN-5077-2] Apport vulnerabilities

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5077-2 September 14, 2021
apport vulnerabilities ==========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 16.04 ESM – Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in Apport.
Software Description: – apport: automatically generate crash reports for debugging
USN-5077-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Apport. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.
Original advisory 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 16.04 ESM: apport 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.30+esm2 python-apport 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.30+esm2 python3-apport 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.30+esm2
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM: apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29+esm8 python-apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29+esm8 python3-apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29+esm8
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
References: ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5077-2 ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5077-1 CVE-2021-3709, CVE-2021-3710