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Ubuntu: Xsession vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu 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.
=========================================================== 
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-364-1           October 16, 2006
xinit vulnerability
CVE-2006-5214
===========================================================

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.10
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.10:
  xinit                                    1.0+0.99.1-4ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
  xinit                                    1.0.1-0ubuntu3.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to
effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

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.


Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.10:

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0+0.99.1-4ubuntu0.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:    14146 c7b3963113b296e32c2ead0dd2af3a47
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0+0.99.1-4ubuntu0.1.dsc
      Size/MD5:      646 fd5405aa4f5fa0e4de8e8daefad75d0d
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0+0.99.1.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5:   107406 599f9b66c0ee38be4fbbea79e5fdd638

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0+0.99.1-4ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:    27312 037df5b51d6dcf725f151d3c4aaaa3ae

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0+0.99.1-4ubuntu0.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:    26450 2e9440c1df9b104940129ca2239e0e04

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0+0.99.1-4ubuntu0.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:    28718 f89cf91b06749bb82d97ea501b829c96

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0+0.99.1-4ubuntu0.1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5:    26844 ddc8f312a3071c237856eb878ec53abd

Updated packages for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0.1-0ubuntu3.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:    14629 4ccd21e14340b056874830203b05dc83
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0.1-0ubuntu3.1.dsc
      Size/MD5:      631 05dcb2791d94d1ee7a54f6c07cc2e854
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0.1.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5:   111134 85a17ee07848a824c11c89f030c1aaf1

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0.1-0ubuntu3.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:    27652 12cb888246bdc623ecbebc96e6a6dd9c

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0.1-0ubuntu3.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:    26780 7f9b895edec9e0133f9b5b5fbed010d3

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0.1-0ubuntu3.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:    29016 0a32dd3d1a001c61bf9a48874a26c44c

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xinit/xinit_1.0.1-0ubuntu3.1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5:    27146 8283ce116a633df7c39357ea5fc45b2c

 
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