Ubuntu 2084-1: devscripts vulnerability

    Date21 Jan 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    devscripts could be made to run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2084-1
    January 21, 2014
    
    devscripts vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 13.10
    - Ubuntu 13.04
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    devscripts could be made to run programs if it opened a specially crafted
    file.
    
    Software Description:
    - devscripts: scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer easier
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that the uscan tool incorrectly repacked archive files.
    If a user or automated system were tricked into processing specially
    crafted files, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 13.10:
      devscripts                      2.13.4ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 13.04:
      devscripts                      2.13.1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      devscripts                      2.12.4ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      devscripts                      2.11.6ubuntu1.6
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      devscripts                      2.10.61ubuntu5.6
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2084-1
      CVE-2013-6888
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.13.4ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.13.1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.12.4ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.11.6ubuntu1.6
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.10.61ubuntu5.6
    
    
    
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