Debian Security Advisory DSA 1878-1 (devscripts)

Published: 2009-09-09 00:15:49
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201878-1

Technical Details:
Raphael Geissert discovered that uscan, a program to check for availability of new source code versions which is part of the devscripts Linux Distribution Package, runs Perl code downloaded from potentially untrusted sources to implement its URL and version mangling functionality. This update addresses this issue by reimplementing the relevant Perl operators without relying on the Perl interpreter, trying to preserve backwards compatibility as much as possible. For the old stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.9.26etch4. For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.10.35lenny6. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed in version 2.10.54. We recommend that you upgrade your devscripts Linux Distribution Package.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to devscripts announced via advisory DSA 1878-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-2946

Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3
Published
2009-09-09
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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