USN-5446-1: dpkg vulnerability
26 May 2022
A malicious source package could write files outside the unpack directory.
- dpkg - Debian package management system
Max Justicz discovered that dpkg incorrectly handled unpacking certain
source packages. If a user or an automated system were tricked into
unpacking a specially crafted source package, a remote attacker could
modify files outside the target unpack directory, leading to a denial of
service or potentially gaining access to the system.
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.
- USN-5446-2: dpkg-dev, dpkg, libdpkg-perl, libdpkg-dev, dselect