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Sid 1-41041

Message

OS-LINUX Ubuntu Apport CrashDB crash report code injection attempt

Summary

An issue was discovered in Apport before 2.20.4. In apport/ui.py, Apport reads the CrashDB field and it then evaluates the field as Python code if it begins with a "{". This allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary Python code.

Impact

CVSS base score 7.8 CVSS impact score 5.9 CVSS exploitability score 1.8 confidentialityImpact HIGH integrityImpact HIGH availabilityImpact HIGH

CVE-2016-9949:

CVSS base score 7.8

CVSS impact score 5.9

CVSS exploitability score 1.8

Confidentiality Impact HIGH

Integrity Impact HIGH

Availability Impact HIGH

Detailed information

CVE-2016-9949: An issue was discovered in Apport before 2.20.4. In apport/ui.py, Apport reads the CrashDB field and it then evaluates the field as Python code if it begins with a "{". This allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary Python code.

Affected systems

  • apport_project apport 2.20.3
  • canonical ubuntu_linux 12.10

Ease of attack

CVE-2016-9949:

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

False positives

None known

False negatives

None known

Corrective action

Upgrade to the latest non-affected version of the software.

Apply the appropriate vendor supplied patches.

Contributors

  • Talos research team.
  • This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology.
  • For more information see nvd.

Additional References

  • ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3157-1/