Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 : ldm vulnerability (USN-1398-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 58326
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The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Tenho Tuhkala discovered that the LTSP Display Manager (ldm) incorrectly filtered keybindings. An attacker could use the default keybindings to execute arbitrary commands as root at the login screen.

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 ldm package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 58326

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1398-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/13/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ldm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/12/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/21/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1166

USN: 1398-1