Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : lintian vulnerabilities (USN-891-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Raphael Geissert discovered that lintian did not correctly validate
certain filenames when processing input. If a user or an automated
system were tricked into running lintian on a specially crafted set of
files, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user
privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected lintian package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44327 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4013
CVE-2009-4014
CVE-2009-4015