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Ubuntu alert USN-364-1 (xinit)

From:  Kees Cook <>
Subject:  [USN-364-1] Xsession vulnerability
Date:  Mon, 16 Oct 2006 12:18:37 -0700

=========================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-364-1 October 16, 2006 xinit vulnerability CVE-2006-5214 =========================================================== A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 5.10 Ubuntu 6.06 LTS This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 5.10: xinit 1.0+0.99.1-4ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: xinit 1.0.1-0ubuntu3.1 After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: A race condition existed that would allow other local users to see error messages generated during another user's X session. This could allow potentially sensitive information to be leaked. Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.10: Source archives: Size/MD5: 14146 c7b3963113b296e32c2ead0dd2af3a47 Size/MD5: 646 fd5405aa4f5fa0e4de8e8daefad75d0d Size/MD5: 107406 599f9b66c0ee38be4fbbea79e5fdd638 amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon) Size/MD5: 27312 037df5b51d6dcf725f151d3c4aaaa3ae i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD) Size/MD5: 26450 2e9440c1df9b104940129ca2239e0e04 powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5) Size/MD5: 28718 f89cf91b06749bb82d97ea501b829c96 sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC) Size/MD5: 26844 ddc8f312a3071c237856eb878ec53abd Updated packages for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: Source archives: Size/MD5: 14629 4ccd21e14340b056874830203b05dc83 Size/MD5: 631 05dcb2791d94d1ee7a54f6c07cc2e854 Size/MD5: 111134 85a17ee07848a824c11c89f030c1aaf1 amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon) Size/MD5: 27652 12cb888246bdc623ecbebc96e6a6dd9c i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD) Size/MD5: 26780 7f9b895edec9e0133f9b5b5fbed010d3 powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5) Size/MD5: 29016 0a32dd3d1a001c61bf9a48874a26c44c sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC) Size/MD5: 27146 8283ce116a633df7c39357ea5fc45b2c -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list

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