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USN-2576-2: usb-creator vulnerability

23 April 2015

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.