Debian Security Advisory DSA 1878-2 (devscripts)

ID OPENVAS:136141256231064867
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc.
Modified 2018-04-06T00:00:00


The remote host is missing an update to devscripts announced via advisory DSA 1878-2.

                                            # OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: deb_1878_2.nasl 9350 2018-04-06 07:03:33Z cfischer $
# Description: Auto-generated from advisory DSA 1878-2 (devscripts)
# Authors:
# Thomas Reinke <>
# Copyright:
# Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc.
# Text descriptions are largely excerpted from the referenced
# advisory, and are Copyright (c) the respective author(s)
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tag_insight = "This update corrects regressions introduced by the devscripts security
update, DSA-1878-1.  The original announcement was:

Raphael Geissert discovered that uscan, a program to check for
availability of new source code versions which is part of the
devscripts package, runs Perl code downloaded from potentially
untrusted sources to implement its URL and version mangling
functionality.  This update addresses this issue by reimplementing the
relevant Perl operators without relying on the Perl interpreter,
trying to preserve backwards compatibility as much as possible.

For the old stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.9.26etch5.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.10.35lenny7.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed in
version 2.10.55.

We recommend that you upgrade your devscripts package.";
tag_summary = "The remote host is missing an update to devscripts
announced via advisory DSA 1878-2.";

tag_solution = "";

 script_version("$Revision: 9350 $");
 script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"$Date: 2018-04-06 09:03:33 +0200 (Fri, 06 Apr 2018) $");
 script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2009-09-15 22:46:32 +0200 (Tue, 15 Sep 2009)");
 script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"9.3");
 script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
 script_name("Debian Security Advisory DSA 1878-2 (devscripts)");


 script_copyright("Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc.");
 script_family("Debian Local Security Checks");
 script_mandatory_keys("ssh/login/debian_linux", "ssh/login/packages");
 script_tag(name : "solution" , value : tag_solution);
 script_tag(name : "insight" , value : tag_insight);
 script_tag(name : "summary" , value : tag_summary);
 script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"package");
 script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"VendorFix");

# The script code starts here


res = "";
report = "";
if ((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"devscripts", ver:"2.9.26etch5", rls:"DEB4.0")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
if ((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"devscripts", ver:"2.10.35lenny7", rls:"DEB5.0")) != NULL) {
    report += res;

if (report != "") {
} else if (__pkg_match) {
    exit(99); # Not vulnerable.