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lintian vulnerability

  • Vendor: Ubuntu
  • Vendor ID: USN-3310-1
  • Date: June 06, 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3310-1
June 06, 2017

lintian vulnerability

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

Software Description:
- 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.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.04:

Ubuntu 16.10:
lintian 2.5.48ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
lintian 2.5.43ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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