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

high Nessus Plugin ID 100662


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected lintian package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100662

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3310-1.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/7/2017

Updated: 10/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-8829


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lintian, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/6/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/8/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8829

USN: 3310-1