Debian Security Advisory DSA 2409-1 (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

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to devscripts announced via advisory DSA 2409-1.

Insight

Insight

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in debdiff, a script used to compare two Debian packages, which is part of the devscripts package. The following Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ids have been assigned to identify them: CVE-2012-0210: Paul Wise discovered that due to insufficient input sanitising when processing .dsc and .changes files, it is possible to execute arbitrary code and disclose system information. CVE-2012-0211: Raphael Geissert discovered that it is possible to inject or modify arguments of external commands when processing source packages with specially-named tarballs in the top-level directory of the .orig tarball, allowing arbitrary code execution. CVE-2012-0212: Raphael Geissert discovered that it is possible to inject or modify arguments of external commands when passing as argument to debdiff a specially-named file, allowing arbitrary code execution. For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 2.10.69+squeeze2. For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems will be fixed soon. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed in version 2.11.4.

Solution

Solution

We recommend that you upgrade your devscripts packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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