Ubuntu 13.10 : indicator-datetime vulnerability (USN-2186-1)

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 :

It was discovered that the Date and Time Indicator incorrectly allowed
Evolution to be opened at the greeter screen. An attacker could use
this issue to possibly gain unexpected access to applications such as
a web browser with privileges of the greeter user.

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 indicator-datetime 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: 73800 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67122

CVE ID: CVE-2013-7374