Ubuntu: 2084-1: devscripts vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu devscripts could be made to run programs if it opened a specially craftedfile.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2084-1
January 21, 2014

devscripts vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

devscripts could be made to run programs if it opened a specially crafted
file.

Software Description:
- devscripts: scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer easier

Details:

It was discovered that the uscan tool incorrectly repacked archive files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing specially
crafted files, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 13.10:
  devscripts                      2.13.4ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 13.04:
  devscripts                      2.13.1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.10:
  devscripts                      2.12.4ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  devscripts                      2.11.6ubuntu1.6

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  devscripts                      2.10.61ubuntu5.6

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2084-1
  CVE-2013-6888

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.13.4ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.13.1ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.12.4ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.11.6ubuntu1.6
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.10.61ubuntu5.6