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USN-2084-1: devscripts vulnerability

21 January 2014

devscripts could be made to run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • devscripts - scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer easier


It was discovered that the uscan tool incorrectly repacked archive files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing specially
crafted files, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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