Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : italc vulnerability (USN-1061-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 65098
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionStephane Graber discovered that the iTALC private keys shipped with the Edubuntu Live DVD were not correctly regenerated once Edubuntu was installed. If an iTALC client was installed with the vulnerable keys, a remote attacker could gain control of the system. Only systems using keys from the Edubuntu Live DVD were affected.
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SolutionUpdate the affected italc-client package.