Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : lintian vulnerabilities (USN-891-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 44327

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Synopsis

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

Description

Raphael Geissert discovered that lintian did not correctly validate certain filenames when processing input. If a user or an automated system were tricked into running lintian on a specially crafted set of files, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

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Solution

Update the affected lintian package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/891-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44327

File Name: ubuntu_USN-891-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/28/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lintian, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/28/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/2/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4013, CVE-2009-4014, CVE-2009-4015

USN: 891-1

CWE: 22, 89, 134