USN-2576-2: usb-creator vulnerability
23 April 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.04
usb-creator could be tricked into running programs as an administrator.
- usb-creator - create a startup disk using a CD or disc image
USN-2576-1 fixed a vulnerability in usb-creator. This update provides the corresponding fix for Ubuntu 15.04.
Original advisory details:
Tavis Ormandy discovered that usb-creator was missing an authentication check. A local attacker could use this issue to gain elevated privileges.
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.
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.