[Trisquel-security] [USN-1958-1] language-selector vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Sep 18 17:07:24 CEST 2013

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


language-selector could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.

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


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.


Package Information:

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