Ubuntu 12.10 : pam-xdg-support vulnerability (USN-1766-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 65608
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionZbigniew Tenerowicz and Sebastian Krzyszkowiak discovered that pam-xdg-support incorrectly handled the PATH environment variable. A local attacker could use this issue in combination with sudo to possibly escalate privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libpam-xdg-support package.