Ubuntu 1960-1: Software Properties vulnerability

    Date18 Sep 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Software Properties could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1960-1
    September 18, 2013
    
    software-properties vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 13.04
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Software Properties could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.
    
    Software Description:
    - software-properties: manage the repositories that you install software from
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Software Properties was using polkit in an unsafe
    manner. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended
    polkit authorizations.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 13.04:
      software-properties-common      0.92.17.3
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      software-properties-common      0.92.9.3
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      software-properties-common      0.82.7.5
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1960-1
      CVE-2013-1061
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-properties/0.92.17.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-properties/0.92.9.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-properties/0.82.7.5
    
    
    
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