Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : usb-creator vulnerability (USN-2576-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered that usb-creator was missing an
authentication check. A local attacker could use this issue to gain
elevated privileges.

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 usb-creator-common package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83050 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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