USN-1950-1: Light Display Manager vulnerability
12 September 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.04
Light Display Manager could be made to expose sensitive information.
- lightdm - Display Manager
It was discovered that Light Display Manager created .Xauthority files with incorrect permissions. A local attacker could use this flaw to bypass access restrictions.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.