Debian: DSA-2836-1: devscripts security update

    Date05 Jan 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in uscan, a tool to scan upstream sits for new releases of packages, which is part of the devscripts package. An attacker controlling a website from which uscan would attempt to download a source tarball could execute arbitrary code
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2836-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Raphael Geissert
    January 05, 2014                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : devscripts
    Vulnerability  : arbitrary code execution
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-6888
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in uscan, a tool to scan
    upstream sits for new releases of packages, which is part of the
    devscripts package. An attacker controlling a website from which uscan
    would attempt to download a source tarball could execute arbitrary code
    with the privileges of the user running uscan.
    
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project id CVE-2013-6888 has
    been assigned to identify them.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.12.6+deb7u2.
    
    For the testing distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.13.9.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your devscripts packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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