[Trisquel-security] [USN-1957-1] Jockey vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Sep 18 17:07:06 CEST 2013

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1957-1
September 18, 2013

jockey vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Jockey could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.

Software Description:
- jockey: user interface and desktop integration for driver management


It was discovered that Jockey was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A local
attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  jockey-common                   0.9.7-0ubuntu7.11

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


Package Information:

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