Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 : dpkg vulnerability (USN-2183-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Jakub Wilk discovered that dpkg incorrectly certain paths and symlinks
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-dev and / or libdpkg-perl packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73753 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67106

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0471