Ubuntu 13.10 : indicator-datetime vulnerability (USN-2186-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73800
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected indicator-datetime package.