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USN-2184-1: Unity vulnerabilities

29 April 2014

The Unity lock screen could be bypassed.

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Releases

Packages

  • unity - Interface designed for efficiency of space and interaction.

Details

Frédéric Bardy discovered that Unity incorrectly filtered keyboard
shortcuts when the screen was locked. A local attacker could possibly use
this issue to run commands, and unlock the current session.

Giovanni Mellini discovered that Unity could display the Dash in certain
conditions when the screen was locked. A local attacker could possibly use
this issue to run commands, and unlock the current session.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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