Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1766-1
18th March, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
pam-xdg-support could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- pam-xdg-support - PAM module for XDG_RUNTIME_DIR support
Zbigniew Tenerowicz and Sebastian Krzyszkowiak discovered that
pam-xdg-support incorrectly handled the PATH environment variable. A local
attacker could use this issue in combination with sudo to possibly escalate
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.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.