Comment 19 for bug 1452239

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package apport - 2.14.7-0ubuntu8.5

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apport (2.14.7-0ubuntu8.5) utopic-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
    privileges.
    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.

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Wed, 13 May 2015 11:59:03 +0200