USN-1927-1: libimobiledevice vulnerability
14 August 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
libimobiledevice could be made to overwrite files as the administrator, or access device keys.
- libimobiledevice - Library for communicating with iPhone and iPod Touch devices
Paul 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.