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USN-3026-1: libimobiledevice vulnerability

5 July 2016

libimobiledevice would allow unintended access to devices over the network.

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Releases

Packages

  • libimobiledevice - Library for communicating with iPhone and iPod Touch devices

Details

It was discovered that libimobiledevice incorrectly handled socket
permissions. A remote attacker could use this issue to access services on
iOS devices, contrary to expectations.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-3026-2: libusbmuxd, libusbmuxd-dev, libusbmuxd-tools, libusbmuxd2, libusbmuxd4