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Ubuntu: apt-listchanges vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Felipe Sateler discovered that apt-listchanges did not use safe paths when importing additional Python libraries. A local attacker could exploit this and execute arbitrary commands as the user running apt-listchanges.
=========================================================== 
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-572-1           January 18, 2008
apt-listchanges vulnerability
CVE-2008-0302
===========================================================

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 7.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

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

Ubuntu 7.04:
  apt-listchanges                 2.72ubuntu6.1

Ubuntu 7.10:
  apt-listchanges                 2.74ubuntu3.1

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

Details follow:

Felipe Sateler discovered that apt-listchanges did not use safe paths when
importing additional Python libraries.  A local attacker could exploit
this and execute arbitrary commands as the user running apt-listchanges.


Updated packages for Ubuntu 7.04:

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt-listchanges/apt-listchanges_2.72ubuntu6.1.dsc
      Size/MD5:      735 375004d6b85120036f9759a4ee1e6eef
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt-listchanges/apt-listchanges_2.72ubuntu6.1.tar.gz
      Size/MD5:    90531 deb56e612e9dec768e7772a331e5a3f5

  Architecture independent packages:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt-listchanges/apt-listchanges_2.72ubuntu6.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    52192 293d39e51c189423d75a4decaba1d749

Updated packages for Ubuntu 7.10:

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt-listchanges/apt-listchanges_2.74ubuntu3.1.dsc
      Size/MD5:      736 7dd8d7f136095b687a3860c0bf2dbe0b
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt-listchanges/apt-listchanges_2.74ubuntu3.1.tar.gz
      Size/MD5:   877382 1fdce15a1ae42035ae6fe38f060e0dca

  Architecture independent packages:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt-listchanges/apt-listchanges_2.74ubuntu3.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    56816 e6b68b2e1eafda2f71f20c1aea22584b


 
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