Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3407-1 dpkg -- security update

Date Reported:
26 Nov 2015
Affected Packages:
dpkg
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-0860.
More information:

Hanno Boeck discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the dpkg-deb component of dpkg, the Debian package management system. This flaw could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution if a user or an automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted Debian binary package (.deb) in the old style Debian binary package format.

This update also includes updated translations and additional bug fixes.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.16.17.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.17.26.

We recommend that you upgrade your dpkg packages.