USN-1399-2: Light Display Manager vulnerability

13 March 2012

Light Display Manager could be made to delete files as the administrator.




Ryan Lortie discovered that a guest session script bundled in the Light
Display Manager package 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 11.10

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


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