[USN-2186-1] Date and Time Indicator vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Apr 30 12:46:39 UTC 2014


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2186-1
April 30, 2014

indicator-datetime vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 13.10

Summary:

The Date and Time Indicator would allow unintended access.

Software Description:
- indicator-datetime: Simple clock

Details:

It was discovered that the Date and Time Indicator incorrectly allowed
Evolution to be opened at the greeter screen. An attacker could use this
issue to possibly gain unexpected access to applications such as a web
browser with privileges of the greeter user.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 13.10:
  indicator-datetime              13.10.0+13.10.20131023.2-0ubuntu1.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2186-1
  CVE-2013-7374

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-datetime/13.10.0+13.10.20131023.2-0ubuntu1.1


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