Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : devscripts vulnerabilities (USN-1366-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Paul Wise discovered that debdiff did not properly sanitize its input
when processing .dsc and .changes files. If debdiff processed a
crafted file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2012-0210)

Raphael Geissert discovered that debdiff did not properly sanitize its
input when processing source packages. If debdiff processed an
original source tarball, with crafted filenames in the top-level
directory, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2012-0211)

Raphael Geissert discovered that debdiff did not properly sanitize its
input when processing filename parameters. If debdiff processed a
crafted filename parameter, an attacker could execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2012-0212).

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 devscripts package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57973 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0210
CVE-2012-0211
CVE-2012-0212