Ubuntu 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : devscripts vulnerability (USN-3704-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110941

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that devscripts incorrectly handled certain YAML files. An attacker could possibly use this 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 devscripts package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110941

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3704-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/06

Modified: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:devscripts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-13043

USN: 3704-1