[USN-1963-1] usb-creator vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Sep 18 16:46:41 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1963-1
September 18, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
usb-creator could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.
- usb-creator: create a startup disk using a CD or disc image
It was discovered that usb-creator was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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