Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : gparted vulnerability (USN-2471-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 80550
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionWolfgang 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gparted package.