Debian Security Advisory
DSA-5052-1 usbview -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 21 Jan 2022
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2022-23220.
- More information:
Matthias Gerstner reported that usbview, a USB device viewer, does not properly handle authorization in the PolicyKit policy configuration, which could result in root privilege escalation.
For the oldstable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0-21-g6fe2f4f-2+deb10u1.
For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0-21-g6fe2f4f-2+deb11u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your usbview packages.
For the detailed security status of usbview please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/usbview