USN-1701-1: Vino vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1701-1

22nd January, 2013

vino vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Vino could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software description

  • vino - VNC server for GNOME


It was discovered that Vino incorrectly transmitted clipboard activity
before authenticating the remote connection. A remote attacker could
connect to Vino and monitor clipboard activity.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
vino 3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
vino 3.4.2-0ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 11.10:
vino 3.2.0-0ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
vino 2.28.2-0ubuntu2.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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