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USN-1960-1: Software Properties vulnerability

18 September 2013

Software Properties could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that Software Properties 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 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References