Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : unity vulnerability (USN-2303-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 76961


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


It was discovered that in certain circumstances Unity failed to successfully grab the keyboard when switching to the lock screen. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to run commands, and unlock the current session.

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 unity package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 76961

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2303-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/01

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:unity, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/31

Reference Information

USN: 2303-1