Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : dpkg vulnerability (USN-909-1)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

William Grant discovered that dpkg-source did not safely apply diffs
when unpacking source packages. If a user or an automated system were
tricked into unpacking a specially crafted source package, a remote
attacker could modify files outside the target unpack directory,
leading to a denial of service or potentially gaining access to the
system.

Solution :

Update the affected dpkg, dpkg-dev and / or dselect packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 45038 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0396