[USN-1958-1] language-selector vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Sep 18 15:07:24 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1958-1
September 18, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
language-selector could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.
- language-selector: Language selector for Ubuntu
It was discovered that language-selector was using polkit in an unsafe
manner. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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