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Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:35:20 -0700
From: Tavis Ormandy <>
Cc: Assign a CVE Identifier <>
Subject: Re: Re: Problems in automatic crash analysis frameworks

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 9:02 AM, Marc Deslauriers
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2015-04-14 11:55 AM, wrote:
>> This is mostly a question for the persons who assigned CVE-2015-1318
>> and CVE-2015-1862. Should these CVE assignments be interpreted to
>> mean:
>>   CVE-2015-1318 - in Apport, an unprivileged user can use a
>>                   namespace-based attack because there is an execve by
>>                   root after a chroot into a user-specified directory
> Yes, I assigned CVE-2015-1318 to that specific issue in Apport.
> Marc.

It looks like this is the patch for Apport:

It's far more complicated than I expected, and not obviously correct.
It could probably use some review, I'll think about it today.


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