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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


usb-creator before on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, before on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, before 0.2.62ubuntu0.3 on Ubuntu 14.10, and before 0.2.67ubuntu0.1 on Ubuntu 15.04 allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging a missing call check_polkit for the KVMTest method.

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  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published