Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 : dpkg vulnerabilities (USN-2242-1)

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 :

It was discovered that dpkg incorrectly handled certain patches 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

Solution :

Update the affected dpkg-dev and / or libdpkg-perl packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74464 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67725

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3864