Ubuntu 3704-1: devscripts vulnerability

    Date05 Jul 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    4815
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    devscripts could be made to run arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted YAML file.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3704-1
    July 05, 2018
    
    devscripts vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 17.10
    
    Summary:
    
    devscripts could be made to run arbitrary code if it received
    a specially crafted YAML file.
    
    Software Description:
    - devscripts: scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer
    easier
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that devscripts incorrectly handled certain YAML
    files. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      devscripts                      2.17.12ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 17.10:
      devscripts                      2.17.9ubuntu0.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3704-1
      CVE-2018-13043
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.17.12ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.17.9ubuntu0.1
    
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