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USN-517-1: kdm vulnerability

25 September 2007

kdm vulnerability




It was discovered that KDM would allow logins without password checks
under certain circumstances. If autologin was configured, and "shutdown
with password" enabled, a local user could exploit the problem and gain
root privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.