Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 : ldm vulnerability (USN-1398-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tenho Tuhkala discovered that the LTSP Display Manager (ldm)
incorrectly filtered keybindings. An attacker could use the default
keybindings to execute arbitrary commands as root at the login screen.

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 ldm package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58326 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1166

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