USN-1957-1: Jockey vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1957-1

18th September, 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 version:

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

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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