Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : dpkg vulnerability (USN-2820-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 87108
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionHanno Boeck discovered that the dpkg-deb tool incorrectly handled certain old style Debian binary packages. If a user or an automated system were tricked into unpacking a specially crafted binary package, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected dpkg package.