CVE-2021-32553

Published on: 06/11/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 06/16/2021 01:08:00 PM UTC

CVE-2021-32553 - advisory for https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4965-1

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CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:L

Certain versions of Ubuntu Linux from Canonical contain the following vulnerability:

It was discovered that read_file() in apport/hookutils.py would follow symbolic links or open FIFOs. When this function is used by the openjdk-17 package apport hooks, it could expose private data to other local users.

  • CVE-2021-32553 has been assigned by URL Logo [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as MEDIUM severity.

CVSS3 Score: 5.5 - MEDIUM

Attack
Vector
Attack
Complexity
Privileges
Required
User
Interaction
LOCAL LOW LOW NONE
Scope Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
UNCHANGED HIGH NONE NONE

CVSS2 Score: 2.1 - LOW

Access
Vector
Access
Complexity
Authentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
PARTIAL NONE NONE

CVE References

Description Tags Link
Bug #1917904 “Arbitrary file reads” : Bugs : apport package : Ubuntu bugs.launchpad.net
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URL Logo MISC bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/+bug/1917904

Related QID Numbers

  • 198384 Ubuntu Security Notification for Apport vulnerabilities (USN-4965-1)

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux18.04AllAllAll
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux20.04AllAllAll
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux20.10AllAllAll
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux21.04AllAllAll
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux21.10AllAllAll
ApplicationOracleOpenjdk17AllAllAll
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:21.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:21.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:a:oracle:openjdk:17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:

Discovery Credit

Social Mentions

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Twitter Icon @CVEreport CVE-2021-32553 : It was discovered that read_file in apport/hookutils.py would follow symbolic links or open FIFO… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2021-06-12 03:47:34
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