Devscripts/Request-Tracker3.8 Updates for Debian
Posted on: 09/16/2012 10:44 AM

The following updates has been released for Debian GNU/Linux: [SECURITY] [DSA 2549-1] devscripts security update and [SECURITY] [DSA 2480-4] request-tracker3.8 regression update

[SECURITY] [DSA 2549-1] devscripts security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2549-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Raphael Geissert
September 15, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : devscripts
Vulnerability : multiple
Problem type : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2012-2240 CVE-2012-2241 CVE-2012-2242 CVE-2012-3500

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in devscripts, a set of
scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer easier.
The following Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ids have
been assigned to identify them:

CVE-2012-2240:

Raphael Geissert discovered that dscverify does not perform
sufficient validation and does not properly escape arguments to
external commands, allowing a remote attacker (as when dscverify is
used by dget) to execute arbitrary code.

CVE-2012-2241:

Raphael Geissert discovered that dget allows an attacker to delete
arbitrary files when processing a specially-crafted .dsc or
.changes file, due to insuficient input validation.

CVE-2012-2242:

Raphael Geissert discovered that dget does not properly escape
arguments to external commands when processing .dsc and .changes
files, allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
This issue is limited with the fix for CVE-2012-2241, and had
already been fixed in version 2.10.73 due to changes to the code,
without considering its security implications.

CVE-2012-3500:

Jim Meyering, Red Hat, discovered that annotate-output determines
the name of temporary named pipes in a way that allows a local
attacker to make it abort, leading to denial of service.


Additionally, a regression in the exit code of debdiff introduced in
DSA-2409-1 has been fixed.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.10.69+squeeze4.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems will be fixed
soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed in
version 2.12.3.

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 2480-4] request-tracker3.8 regression update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2480-4 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Raphael Geissert
September 15, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : request-tracker3.8
Vulnerability : regression
Debian-specific: no

The security updates for request-tracker3.8, DSA-2480-1, DSA-2480-2,
and DSA-2480-3, contained minor regressions. Namely:

* The calendar popup page in Internet Explorer would be blocked by the
CSRF protection mechanism.
* Search results pages could not be shared without saving, sharing, and
then loading the search.
* rt-email-dashboards would fail with an error due to a call to an
undefined "interp" method.

Please note that if you run request-tracker3.8 under the Apache web
server, you must stop and start Apache manually. The "restart"
mechanism is not recommended, especially when using mod_perl.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.8.8-7+squeeze5.

We recommend that you upgrade your request-tracker3.8 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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