Debian: DSA-2997-1: reportbug security update

    Date05 Aug 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    August 05, 2014                        http://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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