Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : usb-creator vulnerability (USN-1963-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69981


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


It was discovered that usb-creator was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit authorizations.

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 usb-creator-common package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69981

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1963-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/19

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:usb-creator-common, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, 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: 2013/09/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1063

BID: 62506

OSVDB: 97510

USN: 1963-1