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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 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

Solution :

Update the affected lintian package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44327 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4013