USN-1803-1: X.Org X server vulnerability

17 April 2013

The X server could be made to reveal keystrokes of other users.

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Details

It was discovered that the X.Org X server did not properly clear input
events in certain circumstances. A local attacker with physical access
could use this flaw to capture keystrokes.

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.

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