Ubuntu language-selector package security bypass
Ubuntu language-selector could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error when using polkit authorizations. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass security restrictions and gain unauthorized access to the application.
|Base Score: ||2.1
| Access Vector: ||Local
| Access Complexity: ||Low
| Authentication: ||None
| Confidentiality Impact: ||None
| Integrity Impact: ||Partial
| Availability Impact: ||None
|Temporal Score: ||1.6
| Exploitability: ||Unproven
| Remediation Level: ||Official-Fix
| Report Confidence: ||Confirmed
Apply the appropriate update for this vulnerability. See References.
- Ubuntu language-selector Web site: UbuntuUpdates - Package Search (all versions of language-selector).
- Ubuntu Web site: language-selector.
Ubuntu 'language-selector' Package Local Security Bypass Vulnerability
language-selector 0.110.x before 0.110.1, 0.90.x before 0.90.1, and 0.79.x before 0.79.4 does not properly use D-Bus for communication with a polkit authority, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging a PolkitUnixProcess PolkitSubject race condition via a (1) setuid process or (2) pkexec process, a related issue to CVE-2013-4288.
Sep 21, 2013
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