Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5122-2

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  1. Packet Storm

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    Ubuntu Security Notice 5122-2 - USN-5122-1 fixed a vulnerability in Apport. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM. It was discovered that Apport could be tricked into writing core files as root into arbitrary directories in certain scenarios. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. On Ubuntu 16.04 ESM This update will cause Apport to generate all core files in the /var/lib/apport/coredump directory. On Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, core file generation has been disabled by default. Various other issues were also addressed.

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