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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1878-1 (devscripts)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

Raphael Geissert discovered that uscan, a program to check for availability of new source code versions which is part of the devscripts 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 package.

Solution

Solution

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

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