It was discovered that Vino incorrectly transmitted clipboard activity before authenticating the remote connection. A remote attacker could connect to Vino and monitor clipboard activity.
Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.
========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1701-1 January 22, 2013 vino vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 12.10 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Ubuntu 11.10 - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Summary: Vino could be made to expose sensitive information over the network. Software Description: - vino: VNC server for GNOME Details: It was discovered that Vino incorrectly transmitted clipboard activity before authenticating the remote connection. A remote attacker could connect to Vino and monitor clipboard activity. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.10: vino 3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: vino 3.4.2-0ubuntu1.2 Ubuntu 11.10: vino 3.2.0-0ubuntu1.2 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: vino 2.28.2-0ubuntu2.2 After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes. References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1701-1 CVE-2012-4429 Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vino/3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vino/3.4.2-0ubuntu1.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vino/3.2.0-0ubuntu1.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vino/2.28.2-0ubuntu2.2