Apport Exploits Closed in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

  • Post Updated: April 3, 2024

A couple of Apport vulnerabilities have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Apport is the component used to automatically generate crash reports for debugging, so it’s not exactly the first thing that you would consider to be expose. From the looks of it, Apport could have been tricked into creating arbitrary files as an administrator, which would result in a privilege escalation.

“Sander Bos discovered that Apport … (read more)

Remember to like our facebook and our twitter @ubuntufree for a chance to win a free Ubuntu laptop by Dell or HP!

Top Trending Pages: Ubuntu Downloads | Ubuntu How To Guide | Download Ubuntu Software | Share Ubuntu Files With Windows