Vigil@nce - Apport: privilege escalation via Lock File Symlink
June 2020 by Vigil@nce
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SYNTHESIS OF THE VULNERABILITY
Impacted products: Ubuntu.
Consequences: administrator access/rights, privileged access/rights.
Provenance: user shell.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 02/04/2020.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY
An attacker can bypass restrictions via Lock File Symlink of Apport, in order to escalate his privileges.
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