USN-768-1: Apport vulnerability
29 April 2009
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 9.04
- Ubuntu 8.10
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Stephane Chazelas discovered that Apport did not safely remove files from its crash report directory. If Apport had been enabled at some point, a local attacker could remove arbitrary files from the system.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.