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

High Nessus Plugin ID 83050


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


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.


Update the affected usb-creator-common package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83050

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2576-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/24

Modified: 2017/10/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

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:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/23

Reference Information

OSVDB: 121209

USN: 2576-1