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USN-5249-1: USBView vulnerability

21 January 2022

USBView could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

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Details

It was discovered that USBView allowed unprivileged users to run usbview as
root. A local attacker could use this vulnerability to gain administrative
privileges or cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

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