Ubuntu 11.10 : lightdm vulnerability (USN-1399-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Ryan Lortie discovered that a guest session script bundled in the
Light Display Manager package improperly cleaned out certain guest
session files. A local attacker could use this issue to delete
arbitrary files.

Solution :

Update the affected lightdm package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58341 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52452

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0943