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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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 : 4.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/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