Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : unity vulnerabilities (USN-2184-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Frederic Bardy discovered that Unity incorrectly filtered keyboard
shortcuts when the screen was locked. A local attacker could possibly
use this issue to run commands, and unlock the current session.

Giovanni Mellini discovered that Unity could display the Dash in
certain conditions when the screen was locked. A local attacker could
possibly use this issue to run commands, and unlock the current
session.

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 unity package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73785 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67116
67117

CVE ID: