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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3217-1 (dpkg - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Jann Horn discovered that the source package integrity verification in dpkg-source can be bypassed via a specially crafted Debian source control file (.dsc). Note that this flaw only affects extraction of local Debian source packages via dpkg-source but not the installation of packages from the Debian archive.

Affected Software

Affected Software

dpkg on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.16.16. This update also includes non-security changes previously scheduled for the next wheezy point release. See the Debian changelog for details. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.17.25. We recommend that you upgrade your dpkg packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)