Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : gparted vulnerability (USN-2471-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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 administrator.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected gparted package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80550 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71739

CVE ID: CVE-2014-7208

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