Ubuntu 11.10 : colord vulnerability (USN-1289-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57047


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


It 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.

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.


Update the affected colord package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57047

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1289-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/08

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:colord, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4349

BID: 50814

USN: 1289-1