[USN-3310-1] lintian vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Jun 6 15:53:04 UTC 2017
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3310-1
June 06, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
lintian could be made to run programs if it processed a specially crafted
- lintian: Debian package checker
Jakub Wilk discovered that lintian incorrectly handled deserializing
certain YAML files. If a user or automated system were tricked into running
lintian on a specially crafted package, a remote attacker could possibly
use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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