[USN-1766-1] pam-xdg-support vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Mar 18 17:19:33 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1766-1
March 18, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
pam-xdg-support could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- pam-xdg-support: PAM module for XDG_RUNTIME_DIR support
Zbigniew Tenerowicz and Sebastian Krzyszkowiak discovered that
pam-xdg-support incorrectly handled the PATH environment variable. A local
attacker could use this issue in combination with sudo to possibly escalate
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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