USN-2471-1: GParted vulnerability
14 January 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
GParted could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- gparted - GNOME partition editor
Wolfgang 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.
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.