[USN-4464-1] GNOME Shell vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Aug 18 12:22:32 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4464-1
August 18, 2020

gnome-shell vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


The system could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
- gnome-shell: graphical shell for the GNOME desktop


It was discovered that GNOME Shell incorrectly handled the login screen
password dialog. Sensitive information could possibly be exposed during
user logout.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  gnome-shell                     3.36.4-1ubuntu1~20.04.2

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


Package Information:

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