Ubuntu 10.10 : language-selector vulnerability (USN-1115-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Romain Perier discovered that the language-selector D-Bus backend did
not correctly check for Policy Kit authorizations. A local attacker
could exploit this to inject shell commands into the system-wide
locale configuration file, leading to root privilege escalation.

Solution :

Update the affected language-selector-common package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55073 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0729
CVE-2011-1842