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Debian: DSA-2997-1: reportbug security update

Date 05 Aug 2014
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Jakub Wilk discovered a remote command execution flaw in reportbug, a tool to report bugs in the Debian distribution. A man-in-the-middle attacker could put shell metacharacters in the version number allowing arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2997-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
August 05, 2014                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : reportbug
CVE ID         : CVE-2014-0479

Jakub Wilk discovered a remote command execution flaw in reportbug, a
tool to report bugs in the Debian distribution. A man-in-the-middle
attacker could put shell metacharacters in the version number allowing
arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running
reportbug.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 6.4.4+deb7u1.

For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 6.5.0+nmu1.

We recommend that you upgrade your reportbug packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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