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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58223 ()

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