Ubuntu 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : devscripts vulnerability (USN-3704-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 110941
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected devscripts package.