Ubuntu Linux USBCreator D-Bus Service KVMTest Privilege Escalation Exploit

The KVMTest method in the com.ubuntu.USBCreator D-Bus service in Ubuntu Linux can invoke the kvm binary with root privileges using an arbitrary environment provided by an unprivileged user. This flaw can be leveraged by a local unprivileged attacker to gain root privileges.
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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 00:00