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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1503-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1503-1
Posted Jul 12, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1503-1 - Hans Spaans discovered that the Context plugin in Rhythmbox created a temporary directory in an insecure manner. A local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. The Context plugin is disabled by default in Ubuntu.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-3355
MD5 | c0716989e4840878823f6a253b6bbd6b

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1503-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1503-1
July 11, 2012

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10

Summary:

Rhythmbox could be made to run programs as your login when using the Context
plugin.

Software Description:
- rhythmbox: music player and organizer for GNOME

Details:

Hans Spaans discovered that the Context plugin in Rhythmbox created a
temporary directory in an insecure manner. A local attacker could exploit
this to execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. The
Context plugin is disabled by default in Ubuntu.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
rhythmbox-plugins 2.96-0ubuntu4.1

Ubuntu 11.10:
rhythmbox-plugins 2.90.1~20110908-0ubuntu1.4

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1503-1
CVE-2012-3355

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rhythmbox/2.96-0ubuntu4.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rhythmbox/2.90.1~20110908-0ubuntu1.4
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