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From: Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers <at> canonical.com>
Subject: [USN-1958-1] language-selector vulnerability
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.ubuntu.security.announce
Date: Wednesday 18th September 2013 15:07:24 UTC (over 3 years ago)
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1958-1
September 18, 2013

language-selector vulnerability
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

language-selector could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.

Software Description:
- language-selector: Language selector for Ubuntu

Details:

It was discovered that language-selector 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:
  language-selector-common        0.110.1

Ubuntu 12.10:
  language-selector-common        0.90.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  language-selector-common        0.79.4

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1958-1
  CVE-2013-1066

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/language-selector/0.110.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/language-selector/0.90.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/language-selector/0.79.4
 
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