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Ubuntu alert USN-1382-1 (lightdm)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-1382-1] Light Display Manager vulnerability
Date:  Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:13:53 -0500
Message-ID:  <1330956833.15222.8.camel@mdlinux>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1382-1 March 05, 2012 lightdm vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 11.10 Summary: Light Display Manager would allow unintended access to file descriptors. Software Description: - lightdm: Display Manager Details: Austin Clements discovered that Light Display Manager incorrectly leaked file descriptors to child processes. A local attacker can use this to bypass intended permissions and write to the log file, cause a denial of service, or possibly have another unknown impact. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 11.10: liblightdm-gobject-1-0 1.0.6-0ubuntu1.4 liblightdm-qt-1-0 1.0.6-0ubuntu1.4 lightdm 1.0.6-0ubuntu1.4 lightdm-gtk-greeter 1.0.6-0ubuntu1.4 lightdm-qt-greeter 1.0.6-0ubuntu1.4 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes. References: Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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