Ubuntu 11.04 : gdm vulnerability (USN-1142-1)

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 :

Henne Vogelsang discovered that under certain PolicyKit
configurations, GDM could be made to launch a browser. A local
attacker could exploit this to gain access to files with the
privileges of the gdm user. PolicyKit is not configured in this manner
in Ubuntu by default.

Solution :

Update the affected gdm package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55105 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1709