Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : usb-creator vulnerability (USN-2576-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 83050
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionTavis 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected usb-creator-common package.