Ubuntu 12.10 / 13.04 : libimobiledevice vulnerability (USN-1927-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 69367
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionPaul 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libimobiledevice3 package.