Asterisk/Devscripts Updates for Debian
Posted on: 01/06/2014 10:32 AM

The following updates are available for Debian GNU/Linux: [SECURITY] [DSA 2836-1] devscripts security update and [SECURITY] [DSA 2835-1] asterisk security update

[SECURITY] [DSA 2836-1] devscripts security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2836-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Raphael Geissert
January 05, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : devscripts
Vulnerability : arbitrary code execution
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-6888

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in uscan, a tool to scan
upstream sits for new releases of packages, which is part of the
devscripts package. An attacker controlling a website from which uscan
would attempt to download a source tarball could execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running uscan.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project id CVE-2013-6888 has
been assigned to identify them.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.12.6+deb7u2.

For the testing distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution
(sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.13.9.

We recommend that you upgrade your devscripts packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

[SECURITY] [DSA 2835-1] asterisk security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2835-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
January 05, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : asterisk
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-7100
Debian Bug : 732355

Jan Juergens discovered a buffer overflow in the parser for SMS messages
in Asterisk.

An additional change was backported, which is fully described in
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2013-007.html

With the fix for AST-2013-007, a new configuration option was added in
order to allow the system adminitrator to disable the expansion of
"dangerous" functions (such as SHELL()) from any interface which is not
the dialplan. In stable and oldstable this option is disabled by default.
To enable it add the following line to the section '[options]' in
/etc/asterisk/asterisk.conf (and restart asterisk)

live_dangerously = no

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.6.2.9-2+squeeze12.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.8.13.1~dfsg1-3+deb7u3.

For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:11.7.0~dfsg-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:11.7.0~dfsg-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your asterisk packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/




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