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USN-364-1: Xsession vulnerability

16 October 2006

Xsession vulnerability



A race condition existed that would allow other local users to see error
messages generated during another user's X session. This could allow
potentially sensitive information to be leaked.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06
  • xinit - 1.0.1-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 5.10
  • xinit - 1.0+0.99.1-4ubuntu0.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to
effect the necessary changes.