Home page logo

bugtraq logo Bugtraq mailing list archives

[USN-847-2] devscripts vulnerability
From: Jamie Strandboge <jamie () canonical com>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 09:31:42 -0500

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-847-2           October 09, 2009
devscripts vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
  devscripts                      2.9.10-0ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

USN-847-1 fixed vulnerabilities in devscripts. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

Original advisory details:

 Raphael Geissert discovered that uscan, a part of devscripts, did not
 properly sanitize its input when processing pathnames. If uscan processed a
 crafted filename for a file on a remote server, an attacker could execute
 arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Updated packages for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:

  Source archives:

      Size/MD5:      715 46fa68657534c79a7742a7561d149764
      Size/MD5:   341732 84e4aacdd4495ad4df1e5ec2742bbc7e

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon):

      Size/MD5:   296176 c136944ba913bad8591d288ad78ac856

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD):

      Size/MD5:   295818 44d8620d6604b9ac51f52e4d4cd0c7dc

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5):

      Size/MD5:   298350 a0bdd4a041737e983350b94cae6273d3

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC):

      Size/MD5:   296218 613ed8459d8ac5ad221d71ec24c08464

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
  • [USN-847-2] devscripts vulnerability Jamie Strandboge (Oct 09)
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]