USN-847-2: devscripts vulnerability

9 October 2009

devscripts vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • devscripts


USN-847-1 fixed vulnerabilities in devscripts. This update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

Original advisory details:

Raphael Geissert discovered that uscan, a part of devscripts, did not properly sanitize its input when processing pathnames. If uscan processed a crafted filename for a file on a remote server, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
devscripts - 2.9.10-0ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.