Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : language-selector vulnerability (USN-1958-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that language-selector was using polkit in an unsafe
manner. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass
intended polkit authorizations.

Solution :

Update the affected language-selector-common package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69976 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62500

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1066