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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 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).

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: 57973 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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