Ubuntu 13.10 : indicator-datetime vulnerability (USN-2186-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73800


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


It was discovered that the Date and Time Indicator incorrectly allowed Evolution to be opened at the greeter screen. An attacker could use this issue to possibly gain unexpected access to applications such as a web browser with privileges of the greeter user.

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 indicator-datetime package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73800

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2186-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/05/01

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:indicator-datetime, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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: 2014/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7374

BID: 67122

USN: 2186-1