USN-1957-1: Jockey vulnerability
18 September 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Jockey could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.
- 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 authorizations.
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.