Debian DSA-1465-2 : apt-listchanges - programming error

high Nessus Plugin ID 30000


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Felipe Sateler discovered that apt-listchanges, a package change history notification tool, used unsafe paths when importing its python libraries. This could allow the execution of arbitrary shell commands if the root user executed the command in a directory which other local users may write to.


Upgrade the apt-listchanges package.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem was not present.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.72.5etch1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30000

File Name: debian_DSA-1465.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/18/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apt-listchanges, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/17/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0302

DSA: 1465

CWE: 94