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USN-2649-1: devscripts vulnerability

16 June 2015

devscripts could be made to overwrite files.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that the uupdate tool incorrectly handled symlinks.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing specially
crafted files, a remote attacker could possibly replace arbitrary files,
leading to a privilege escalation.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References