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USN-1289-1: colord vulnerability

7 December 2011

colord could be made to modify databases.



  • colord - Service to manage device colour profiles


It was discovered that colord incorrectly handled certain SQL queries. A
local attacker could exploit this to modify arbitrary sqlite databases. On
Ubuntu, colord runs as its own user by default, so standard file
permissions would limit which databases could be altered.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.