Ubuntu 12.10 : pam-xdg-support vulnerability (USN-1766-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Zbigniew Tenerowicz and Sebastian Krzyszkowiak discovered that
pam-xdg-support incorrectly handled the PATH environment variable. A
local attacker could use this issue in combination with sudo to
possibly escalate privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected libpam-xdg-support package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65608 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1052