USN-1957-1: Jockey vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1957-1
18th September, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Jockey could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.
- jockey - user interface and desktop integration for driver management
It was discovered that Jockey was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A local
attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit
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.
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.