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USN-3026-1: libimobiledevice vulnerability

5 July 2016

libimobiledevice would allow unintended access to devices over the network.



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


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.

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.


Related notices

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