USN-1927-1: libimobiledevice vulnerability

14 August 2013

libimobiledevice vulnerability


  • 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.