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Ubuntu: USN-4614-1 (CVE-2020-16125): GDM vulnerability

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Ubuntu: USN-4614-1 (CVE-2020-16125): GDM vulnerability

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/03/2020
Created
11/06/2020
Added
11/04/2020
Modified
12/16/2020

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From USN-4614-1:

Kevin Backhouse discovered that GDM incorrectly launched the initial setup tool when the accountsservice daemon was not reachable. A local attacker able to cause accountsservice to crash or stop responding could trick GDM into launching the initial setup tool and create a privileged user.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-gdm3

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