USN-847-2: devscripts vulnerability
Posted on: 10/09/2009 03:40 PM

A new devscripts vulnerability update is available for Ubuntu Linux. Here the announcement:

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

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