[USN-2618-1] python-dbusmock vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu May 21 17:53:33 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2618-1
May 21, 2015

python-dbusmock vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


python-dbusmock could be tricked into running arbitrary programs.

Software Description:
- python-dbusmock: mock D-Bus objects for tests


It was discovered that python-dbusmock incorrectly handled template
loading from shared directories. A local attacker could possibly use this
issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 15.04:
  python-dbusmock                 0.14-1ubuntu2
  python3-dbusmock                0.14-1ubuntu2

Ubuntu 14.10:
  python-dbusmock                 0.11.4-1ubuntu1
  python3-dbusmock                0.11.4-1ubuntu1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  python-dbusmock                 0.10.1-1ubuntu1
  python3-dbusmock                0.10.1-1ubuntu1

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


Package Information:

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