[USN-3623-1] ubuntu-release-upgrader vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Apr 9 17:59:40 UTC 2018
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3623-1
April 09, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
ubuntu-release-upgrader incorrectly opened as browser as an administrator.
- ubuntu-release-upgrader: manage release upgrades
It was discovered that ubuntu-release-upgrader did not correctly drop
permissions before opening a browser to view the release notes. This update
fixes the issue.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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