USN-3894-1: GNOME Keyring vulnerability

26 February 2019

gnome-keyring vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

GNOME Keyring could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • gnome-keyring - GNOME keyring services

Details

It was discovered that GNOME Keyring incorrectly cleared out credentials supplied to the PAM module. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to discover login credentials.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
gnome-keyring - 3.18.3-0ubuntu2.1
libpam-gnome-keyring - 3.18.3-0ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
gnome-keyring - 3.10.1-1ubuntu4.4
libpam-gnome-keyring - 3.10.1-1ubuntu4.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.

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