Ubuntu 11.04 : unity-2d update (USN-1463-5)

High Nessus Plugin ID 59724

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-1463-2 fixed a bug in Unity 2D exposed by a recent Firefox update.
It was discovered that the issue was only partially fixed on Ubuntu 11.04. When Thunderbird was started from the launcher, Thunderbird was still unable to obtain pointer grabs under certain conditions. This update fixes the problem.

USN-1463-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The Firefox update exposed a bug in Unity 2D which resulted in Firefox being unable to obtain pointer grabs in order to open popup menus. This update fixes the problem.

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.

Solution

Update the affected unity-2d-launcher package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59724

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1463-5.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/27

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:unity-2d-launcher, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/26

Reference Information

USN: 1463-5