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USN-4037-1: policykit-desktop-privileges update

25 June 2019

A security improvement has been made to policykit-desktop-privileges.

Releases

Packages

Details

The policykit-desktop-privileges Startup Disk Creator policy allowed
administrative users to overwrite disks. As a security improvement, this
operation now requires authentication.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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