Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : lintian vulnerability (USN-3310-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Jakub Wilk discovered that lintian incorrectly handled deserializing
certain YAML files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
running lintian on a specially crafted package, a remote attacker
could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

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 lintian package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.2
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100662 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-8829

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