USN-1766-1: pam-xdg-support vulnerability

18 March 2013

pam-xdg-support could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Releases

Packages

Details

Zbigniew Tenerowicz and Sebastian Krzyszkowiak discovered that
pam-xdg-support incorrectly handled the PATH environment variable. A local
attacker could use this issue in combination with sudo to possibly escalate
privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10

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

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