USN-3607-1: Screen Resolution Extra vulnerability

26 March 2018

Screen Resolution Extra could be tricked into bypassing PolicyKit authorizations.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that Screen Resolution Extra was using PolicyKit in an
unsafe manner. A local attacker could potentially exploit this issue to
bypass intended PolicyKit authorizations.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

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