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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
[USN-3704-1] devscripts vulnerability
6 July 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2018-13043
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3704-1
July 05, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 17.10
devscripts could be made to run arbitrary code if it received
a specially crafted YAML file.
- - devscripts: scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer
It was discovered that devscripts incorrectly handled certain YAML
files. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
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