Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : gtk+3.0 update (USN-2475-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80827


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


Clemens Fries discovered that GTK+ allowed bypassing certain screen locks by using the menu key. An attacker with physical access could possibly use this flaw to gain access to a locked 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 libgtk-3-0 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80827

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2475-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/19

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.6

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtk-3-0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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: 2015/01/15

Reference Information

BID: 65515

USN: 2475-1