USN-2618-1: python-dbusmock vulnerability

21 May 2015

python-dbusmock vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 15.04
  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


python-dbusmock could be tricked into running arbitrary programs.

Software Description

  • python-dbusmock - mock D-Bus objects for tests


It was discovered that python-dbusmock incorrectly handled template loading from shared directories. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04
python-dbusmock - 0.14-1ubuntu2
python3-dbusmock - 0.14-1ubuntu2
Ubuntu 14.10
python-dbusmock - 0.11.4-1ubuntu1
python3-dbusmock - 0.11.4-1ubuntu1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
python-dbusmock - 0.10.1-1ubuntu1
python3-dbusmock - 0.10.1-1ubuntu1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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