=========================================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1115-1
April 19, 2011
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.10
Local users could gain root access via the language-selector.
- language-selector: Language selector for Ubuntu Linux
Romain Perier discovered that the language-selector D-Bus backend did not
correctly check for Policy Kit authorizations. A local attacker could exploit
this to inject shell commands into the system-wide locale configuration file,
leading to root privilege escalation.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.