USN-1957-1: Jockey vulnerability

18 September 2013

Jockey could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.

Releases

Packages

  • jockey - user interface and desktop integration for driver management

Details

It was discovered that Jockey was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A local
attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit
authorizations.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References