USN-3310-1: lintian vulnerability
6 June 2017
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 versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.