Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : unity-settings-daemon vulnerability (USN-2741-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 85983
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the Unity Settings Daemon incorrectly allowed removable media to be mounted when the screen is locked. If a vulnerability were discovered in some other desktop component, such as an image library, a local attacker could possibly use this issue to gain access to the session.
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SolutionUpdate the affected unity-settings-daemon package.