Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : unity-settings-daemon vulnerability (USN-2741-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 85983


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


It 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.

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-settings-daemon package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 85983

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2741-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/17

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:unity-settings-daemon, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1319

OSVDB: 127695

USN: 2741-1