USN-1399-1: gdm-guest-session vulnerability

13 March 2012

gdm-guest-session could be made to delete files as the administrator.



  • gdm-guest-session - gdm extension for guest session


Ryan Lortie discovered that gdm-guest-session improperly cleaned out
certain guest session files. A local attacker could use this issue to
delete arbitrary files.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


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