Ubuntu 9.10 : grub2 vulnerability (USN-868-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 65119
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that GRUB 2 did not properly validate passwords. An attacker with physical access could conduct a brute-force attack and bypass authentication by submitting a 1 character password.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.