=========================================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2576-1
April 23, 2015

usb-creator vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

usb-creator could be tricked into running programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- usb-creator: create a startup disk using a CD or disc image

Details:

Tavis Ormandy discovered that usb-creator was missing an authentication
check. A local attacker could use this issue to gain elevated privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.10:
  usb-creator-common              0.2.62ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  usb-creator-common              0.2.56.3ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  usb-creator-common              0.2.38.3ubuntu0.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2576-1
  https://launchpad.net/bugs/1447396

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/0.2.62ubuntu0.3
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/0.2.56.3ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/0.2.38.3ubuntu0.1


Ubuntu 2576-1: usb-creator vulnerability

April 23, 2015
usb-creator could be tricked into running programs as an administrator.

Summary

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 14.10: usb-creator-common 0.2.62ubuntu0.3 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: usb-creator-common 0.2.56.3ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: usb-creator-common 0.2.38.3ubuntu0.1 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2576-1

https://launchpad.net/bugs/1447396

Severity
April 23, 2015

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/0.2.62ubuntu0.3 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/0.2.56.3ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/0.2.38.3ubuntu0.1