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CVE-2016-9950 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in Apport before 2.20.4. There is a path traversal issue in the Apport crash file "Package" and "SourcePackage" fields. These fields are used to build a path to the package specific hook files in the /usr/share/apport/package-hooks/ directory. An attacker can exploit this path traversal to execute arbitrary Python files from the local system.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/95011 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3157-1
https://bugs.launchpad.net/apport/+bug/1648806 Issue Tracking Patch
https://donncha.is/2016/12/compromising-ubuntu-desktop/ Exploit Technical Description Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/DonnchaC/ubuntu-apport-exploitation Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40937/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-22 Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:apport_project:apport:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
2.20.3

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
12.10


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-9950
NVD Published Date:
12/16/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/06/2017