Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : vino vulnerability (USN-1701-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63666


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


It was discovered that Vino incorrectly transmitted clipboard activity before authenticating the remote connection. A remote attacker could connect to Vino and monitor clipboard activity.

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 vino package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63666

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1701-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/23

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vino, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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: 2013/01/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4429

BID: 55548

OSVDB: 85527

USN: 1701-1