Ubuntu Apport Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Apport can be tricked into connecting to arbitrary sockets as the root user


Published Date :

June 3, 2024, 7:15 p.m.

Last Modified :

June 3, 2024, 7:23 p.m.

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Affected Products

The following products are affected by CVE-2022-1242 vulnerability. Even if cvefeed.io is aware of the exact versions of the products that are affected, the information is not represented in the table below.

ID Vendor Product Action
1 Canonical apport
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  • CVE Received by [email protected]

    Jun. 03, 2024

    Action Type Old Value New Value
    Added Description Apport can be tricked into connecting to arbitrary sockets as the root user
    Added Reference Canonical Ltd. https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5427-1 [No types assigned]
    Added Reference Canonical Ltd. https://www.cve.org/CVERecord?id=CVE-2022-1242 [No types assigned]
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CWE - Common Weakness Enumeration

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