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USN-3310-1: lintian vulnerability

6 June 2017

lintian could be made to run programs if it processed a specially crafted package.

Releases

Packages

Details

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.10
Ubuntu 16.04

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

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