[USN-1503-1] Rhythmbox vulnerability

Jamie Strandboge jamie at canonical.com
Wed Jul 11 17:59:10 UTC 2012

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1503-1
July 11, 2012

rhythmbox vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10


Rhythmbox could be made to run programs as your login when using the Context

Software Description:
- rhythmbox: music player and organizer for GNOME


Hans Spaans discovered that the Context plugin in Rhythmbox created a
temporary directory in an insecure manner. A local attacker could exploit
this to execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. The
Context plugin is disabled by default in Ubuntu.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  rhythmbox-plugins               2.96-0ubuntu4.1

Ubuntu 11.10:
  rhythmbox-plugins               2.90.1~20110908-0ubuntu1.4

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


Package Information:

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