Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2836-1 devscripts -- arbitrary code execution

Date Reported:
05 Jan 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2013-6888, CVE-2013-7325.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in uscan, a tool to scan upstream sites for new releases of packages, which is part of the devscripts package. An attacker controlling a website from which uscan would attempt to download a source tarball could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running uscan.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project id CVE-2013-6888 has been assigned to identify them.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.12.6+deb7u2.

For the testing distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.13.9.

We recommend that you upgrade your devscripts packages.