Ubuntu 2576-2: usb-creator vulnerability

    Date23 Apr 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    usb-creator could be tricked into running programs as an administrator.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2576-2
    April 23, 2015
    
    usb-creator vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    
    Summary:
    
    usb-creator could be tricked into running programs as an administrator.
    
    Software Description:
    
    Details:
    
    USN-2576-1 fixed a vulnerability in usb-creator. This update provides the
    corresponding fix for Ubuntu 15.04.
    
    Original advisory 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:
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2576-2
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2576-1
      https://launchpad.net/bugs/1447396
    
    Package Information:
    
    
    
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