[USN-1927-1] libimobiledevice vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Aug 14 18:58:21 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1927-1
August 14, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
libimobiledevice could be made to overwrite files as the administrator, or
access device keys.
- libimobiledevice: Library for communicating with iPhone and iPod Touch devices
Paul Collins discovered that libimobiledevice incorrectly handled temporary
files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite
arbitrary files and access device keys. In the default Ubuntu installation,
this issue should be mitigated by the Yama link restrictions.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Size: 899 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
More information about the ubuntu-security-announce