[USN-2471-1] GParted vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Jan 14 20:51:11 UTC 2015
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2471-1
January 14, 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
GParted could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- gparted: GNOME partition editor
Wolfgang Ettlinger discovered that GParted incorrectly filtered shell
metacharacters when running external commands. A local attacker could use
this issue with a crafted filesystem label to run arbitrary commands as the
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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