Ubuntu 10.10 : language-selector vulnerability (USN-1115-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 55073
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionRomain Perier discovered that the language-selector D-Bus backend did not correctly check for Policy Kit authorizations. A local attacker could exploit this to inject shell commands into the system-wide locale configuration file, leading to root privilege escalation.
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SolutionUpdate the affected language-selector-common package.