Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : devscripts vulnerability (USN-847-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected devscripts package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42082 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2946