Ubuntu 12.10 / 13.04 : libimobiledevice vulnerability (USN-1927-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 69367


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


Paul Collins discovered that libimobiledevice incorrectly handled temporary files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files and access device keys. In the default Ubuntu installation, this issue should be mitigated by the Yama link restrictions.

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.


Update the affected libimobiledevice3 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 69367

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1927-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/08/15

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libimobiledevice3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/08/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2142

BID: 60249

USN: 1927-1