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USN-1701-1: Vino vulnerability

22 January 2013

Vino could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.



  • vino - VNC server for GNOME


It was discovered that Vino incorrectly transmitted clipboard activity
before authenticating the remote connection. A remote attacker could
connect to Vino and monitor clipboard activity.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.