Ubuntu 2649-1: devscripts vulnerability

    Date16 Jun 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    devscripts could be made to overwrite files.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2649-1
    June 16, 2015
    
    devscripts vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    devscripts could be made to overwrite files.
    
    Software Description:
    - devscripts: scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer easier
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that the uupdate tool incorrectly handled symlinks.
    If a user or automated system were tricked into processing specially
    crafted files, a remote attacker could possibly replace arbitrary files,
    leading to a privilege escalation.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      devscripts                      2.14.6ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      devscripts                      2.14.1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      devscripts                      2.11.6ubuntu1.7
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2649-1
      CVE-2014-1833
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.14.6ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.14.1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.11.6ubuntu1.7
    
    
    
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