USN-364-1: Xsession vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-364-1
16th October, 2006
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
- Ubuntu 5.10
A race condition existed that would allow other local users to see error
messages generated during another user's X session. This could allow
potentially sensitive information to be leaked.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
- xinit 1.0.1-0ubuntu3.1
- Ubuntu 5.10:
- xinit 1.0+0.99.1-4ubuntu0.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to
effect the necessary changes.