USN-3704-1: devscripts vulnerability

05 July 2018

devscripts could be made to run arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted YAML file.



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


It was discovered that devscripts incorrectly handled certain YAML files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 17.10

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