USN-2008-1: Suds vulnerability

24 October 2013

suds vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Suds could be made to overwrite files.

Software Description

  • suds - Lightweight SOAP client for Python


Ralph Loader discovered that Suds incorrectly handled temporary files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files. In the default installation of Ubuntu, this should be prevented by the Yama link restrictions.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04
python-suds - 0.4.1-5ubuntu0.13.04.1
Ubuntu 12.10
python-suds - 0.4.1-5ubuntu0.12.10.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
python-suds - 0.4.1-2ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.