Ubuntu 4037-1: policykit-desktop-privileges update

    Date 25 Jun 2019
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    A security improvement has been made to policykit-desktop-privileges.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4037-1
    June 25, 2019
    
    policykit-desktop-privileges update
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    A security improvement has been made to policykit-desktop-privileges.
    
    Software Description:
    - policykit-desktop-privileges: run common desktop actions without password
    
    Details:
    
    The policykit-desktop-privileges Startup Disk Creator policy allowed
    administrative users to overwrite disks. As a security improvement, this
    operation now requires authentication.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      policykit-desktop-privileges    0.20ubuntu19.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.10:
      policykit-desktop-privileges    0.20ubuntu18.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      policykit-desktop-privileges    0.20ubuntu18.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      policykit-desktop-privileges    0.20ubuntu16.04.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4037-1
      https://launchpad.net/bugs/1832337
    
    Package Information:
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-desktop-privileges/0.20ubuntu19.04.1
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-desktop-privileges/0.20ubuntu18.10.1
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-desktop-privileges/0.20ubuntu18.04.1
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-desktop-privileges/0.20ubuntu16.04.1
    
    

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