Ubuntu 1289-1: colord vulnerability

    Date07 Dec 2011
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    colord could be made to modify databases.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1289-1
    December 07, 2011
    
    colord vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    
    Summary:
    
    colord could be made to modify databases.
    
    Software Description:
    - colord: Service to manage device colour profiles
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that colord incorrectly handled certain SQL queries. A
    local attacker could exploit this to modify arbitrary sqlite databases. On
    Ubuntu, colord runs as its own user by default, so standard file
    permissions would limit which databases could be altered.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      colord                          0.1.12-1ubuntu2.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1289-1
      CVE-2011-4349
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/colord/0.1.12-1ubuntu2.1
    
    
    
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