Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1561-1
10th September, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu would allow unintended access to files over the network during system installation.
- ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu - Ubiquity slideshow for Ubuntu
Paul Mutton discovered that ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu incorrectly handled
the Twitter feed displayed during system installation. A remote attacker
could use this flaw to inject code into the Twitter feed and read arbitrary
files off the filesystem during system installation. This flaw has been
resolved in the Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS installation images by disabling the
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
Use of the Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS installation images is required to resolve