USN-1980-1: Vino vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1980-1

30th September, 2013

vino vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Vino could be made to hang if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software description

  • vino - VNC server for GNOME


Jonathan Claudius discovered that Vino incorrectly handled closing invalid
connections. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Vino to
consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04:
vino 3.6.2-0ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 12.10:
vino 3.6.0-0ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
vino 3.4.2-0ubuntu1.3

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.