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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2576-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2576-1
Posted Apr 23, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2576-1 - Tavis Ormandy discovered that usb-creator was missing an authentication check. A local attacker could use this issue to gain elevated privileges.

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systems | linux, ubuntu
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2576-1

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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


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