Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1701-1
22nd January, 2013
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.
- 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.
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: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.