Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection')
It was discovered that the get_pid_info() function in data/apport did not properly parse the /proc/pid/status file from the kernel.
CWE-74 - Injection
Listed as the number one web application security risk on the 'OWASP Top Ten', injection attacks are widespread and dangerous, especially in legacy applications. Injection attacks are a class of vulnerabilities in which an attacker injects untrusted data into a web application that gets processed by an interpreter, altering the program's execution. This can result in data loss/theft, loss of data integrity, denial of service, and even compromising the entire system.