Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2953-1 dpkg -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 08 Jun 2014
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 746498, Bug 749183.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-3864, CVE-2014-3865.
- More information:
Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in dpkg that allow file modification through path traversal when unpacking source packages with specially crafted patch files.
This update had been scheduled before the end of security support for the oldstable distribution (squeeze), hence an exception has been made and was released through the security archive. However, no further updates should be expected.
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.15.11.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.16.15.
For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems will be fixed soon.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.17.10.
We recommend that you upgrade your dpkg packages.