[USN-3026-1] libimobiledevice vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Jul 5 18:31:19 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3026-1
July 05, 2016

libimobiledevice vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


libimobiledevice would allow unintended access to devices over the network.

Software Description:
- libimobiledevice: Library for communicating with iPhone and iPod Touch devices


It was discovered that libimobiledevice incorrectly handled socket
permissions. A remote attacker could use this issue to access services on
iOS devices, contrary to expectations.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libimobiledevice6               1.2.0+dfsg-3~ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 15.10:
  libimobiledevice4               1.1.6+dfsg-3.1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libimobiledevice4               1.1.5+git20140313.bafe6a9e-0ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:


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