Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : unity-settings-daemon vulnerability (USN-2741-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the Unity Settings Daemon incorrectly allowed
removable media to be mounted when the screen is locked. If a
vulnerability were discovered in some other desktop component, such as
an image library, a local attacker could possibly use this issue to
gain access to the 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-settings-daemon package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.6
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85983 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1319

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