Ubuntu 11.10 : colord vulnerability (USN-1289-1)

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 :

It was discovered that colord incorrectly handled certain SQL queries.
A local attacker could exploit this to modify arbitrary sqlite
databases. On Ubuntu, colord runs as its own user by default, so
standard file permissions would limit which databases could be
altered.

Solution :

Update the affected colord package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57047 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50814

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4349