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USN-891-1: lintian vulnerabilities

28 January 2010

lintian vulnerabilities




Raphael Geissert discovered that lintian did not correctly validate
certain filenames when processing input. If a user or an automated system
were tricked into running lintian on a specially crafted set of files,
a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.