Ubuntu 3310-1: lintian vulnerability

    Date06 Jun 2017
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    lintian could be made to run programs if it processed a specially crafted package.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3310-1
    June 06, 2017
    
    lintian vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 17.04
    - Ubuntu 16.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    lintian could be made to run programs if it processed a specially crafted
    package.
    
    Software Description:
    - lintian: Debian package checker
    
    Details:
    
    Jakub Wilk discovered that lintian incorrectly handled deserializing
    certain YAML files. If a user or automated system were tricked into running
    lintian on a specially crafted package, a remote attacker could possibly
    use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 17.04:
      lintian                         2.5.50.1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.10:
      lintian                         2.5.48ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      lintian                         2.5.43ubuntu0.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3310-1
      CVE-2017-8829
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lintian/2.5.50.1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lintian/2.5.48ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lintian/2.5.43ubuntu0.1
    
    
    
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