[USN-3704-1] devscripts vulnerability

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[USN-3704-1] devscripts vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3704-1
July 05, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 17.10

Summary:

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

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

Details:

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 LTS:
  devscripts                      2.17.12ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 17.10:
  devscripts                      2.17.9ubuntu0.1

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

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3704-1
  CVE-2018-13043

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.17.12ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devscripts/2.17.9ubuntu0.1
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