Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : xorg vulnerability (USN-1349-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57707
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the X wrapper incorrectly checked certain console permissions when launched by unprivileged users. An attacker connected remotely could use this flaw to start X, bypassing the console permissions check.
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SolutionUpdate the affected xserver-xorg package.