USN-3300-1: juju-core vulnerability

26 May 2017

juju-core vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description

  • juju-core - next generation service orchestration system


Ryan Beisner discovered juju did not set permissions on a Unix domain socket. A local attacker could use this flaw to gain administrative privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.04
juju - 2.0.2-0ubuntu2.1
juju-2.0 - 2.0.2-0ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 16.10
juju - 2.0.2-0ubuntu0.16.10.2
juju-2.0 - 2.0.2-0ubuntu0.16.10.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
juju - 2.0.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
juju-2.0 - 2.0.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
juju - 1.25.6-0ubuntu1.14.04.2
juju-core - 1.25.6-0ubuntu1.14.04.2
juju-local - 1.25.6-0ubuntu1.14.04.2
juju-local-kvm - 1.25.6-0ubuntu1.14.04.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart juju-core to make all the necessary changes.