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.