USN-3310-1: lintian vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3310-1
6th June, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
lintian could be made to run programs if it processed a specially crafted package.
- lintian - Debian package checker
Jakub Wilk discovered that lintian incorrectly handled deserializing
certain YAML files. If a user or automated system were tricked into running
lintian on a specially crafted package, a remote attacker could possibly
use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 17.04:
- lintian 220.127.116.11ubuntu0.1
- Ubuntu 16.10:
- lintian 2.5.48ubuntu0.1
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- lintian 2.5.43ubuntu0.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.