CVE-2020-15701 Detail

Current Description

An unhandled exception in check_ignored() in apport/report.py can be exploited by a local attacker to cause a denial of service. If the mtime attribute is a string value in apport-ignore.xml, it will trigger an unhandled exception, resulting in a crash. Fixed in 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.24, 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.16, 2.20.11-0ubuntu27.6.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score matches with CNA score
CNA:  Canonical Ltd.
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://launchpad.net/bugs/1877023 Exploit  Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4449-1 Vendor Advisory 
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4449-1/ Vendor Advisory 
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4449-2/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-755 Improper Handling of Exceptional Conditions cwe source acceptance level NIST   Reference acceptance level Canonical Ltd.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-15701
NVD Published Date:
08/06/2020
NVD Last Modified:
09/14/2020
Source:
MITRE