Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : gdm-guest-session vulnerability (USN-1399-1)

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 :

Ryan Lortie discovered that gdm-guest-session improperly cleaned out
certain guest session files. A local attacker could use this issue to
delete arbitrary files.

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 gdm-guest-session package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58340 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52452

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0943

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