Debian: DSA-3217-1: dpkg security update

    Date09 Apr 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Jann Horn discovered that the source package integrity verification in dpkg-source can be bypassed via a specially crafted Debian source control file (.dsc). Note that this flaw only affects extraction of local Debian source packages via dpkg-source but not the installation of
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3217-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    April 09, 2015                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : dpkg
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-0840
    
    Jann Horn discovered that the source package integrity verification in
    dpkg-source can be bypassed via a specially crafted Debian source
    control file (.dsc). Note that this flaw only affects extraction of
    local Debian source packages via dpkg-source but not the installation of
    packages from the Debian archive.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.16.16. This update also includes non-security changes
    previously scheduled for the next wheezy point release. See the Debian
    changelog for details.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.17.25.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your dpkg 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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