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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3966-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3966-1
Posted May 6, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3966-1 - It was discovered that the GNOME Shell incorrectly handled certain keyboard inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to invoke keyboard shortcuts, and potentially other actions while the workstation was locked.

tags | advisory, shell
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-3820
SHA-256 | bc472bc8d95f101ec79ee90aab5dbf93ad0e7fef7ec672cf9a2183bc6071ca6a

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3966-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3966-1
May 06, 2019

gnome-shell vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

GNOME Shell could be made to execute keyboard shortcuts and other
actions while the workstation was locked.

Software Description:
- gnome-shell: graphical shell for the GNOME desktop

Details:

It was discovered that the GNOME Shell incorrectly handled certain
keyboard inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to invoke
keyboard shortcuts, and potentially other actions while the workstation
was locked.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
gnome-shell 3.30.2-0ubuntu1.18.10.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
gnome-shell 3.28.3+git20190124-0ubuntu18.04.2

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3966-1
CVE-2019-3820

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/3.30.2-0ubuntu1.18.10.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/3.28.3+git20190124-0ubuntu18.04.2
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