Debian DSA-3407-1 : dpkg - security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 87080
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionHanno Boeck discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the dpkg-deb component of dpkg, the Debian package management system. This flaw could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution if a user or an automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted Debian binary package (.deb) in the old style Debian binary package format.
This update also includes updated translations and additional bug fixes.
SolutionUpgrade the dpkg packages.
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.16.17.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.17.26.