Ubuntu 11.10 : colord vulnerability (USN-1289-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57047
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that colord incorrectly handled certain SQL queries.
A local attacker could exploit this to modify arbitrary sqlite databases. On Ubuntu, colord runs as its own user by default, so standard file permissions would limit which databases could be altered.
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SolutionUpdate the affected colord package.