Ubuntu 11.10 : lightdm vulnerability (USN-1382-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Austin Clements discovered that Light Display Manager incorrectly
leaked file descriptors to child processes. A local attacker can use
this to bypass intended permissions and write to the log file, cause a
denial of service, or possibly have another unknown impact.

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 packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58223 ()

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