Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Ludwig Nussel discovered that kdm managed the ~/.dmrc file in an
insecure way. By performing a symlink attack, a local user could
exploit this to read arbitrary files on the system, like private files
of other users, /etc/shadow, and similarly sensitive data.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 27876 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2006-2449