The company Canonical Ltd announced details of the vulnerability of the program Raptor, included in the distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin.
As stated by Canonical, applications that use the Raptor, are at risk of violation of privacy sensitive data or run unwanted software when the user logs into the system, if they open a specially crafted file.
Developers Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin found that when the above actions Raptor program is unintentionally to load external XML-being. If a user opens a specially crafted document in the application that is bound to Raptor, hackers can gain access to arbitrary files in the operating system or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user calling program.
This security issue in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin can be eliminated by updating the system with the latest service Libraptor2-0, individual to each distribution. To perform the update, you must run the application Update Manager. In general, this standard way to update the system will perform all the necessary changes. System reboot is not required.
The vulnerability can be found on the official website of Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1901-1.