Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : language-selector vulnerability (USN-1958-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69976
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that language-selector was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit authorizations.
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SolutionUpdate the affected language-selector-common package.