Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : devscripts vulnerability (USN-2649-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the uupdate tool incorrectly handled symlinks.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing specially
crafted files, a remote attacker could possibly replace arbitrary
files, leading to a privilege escalation.

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84229 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65260

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1833

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