dpkg vulnerability

ID USN-2183-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2014-04-28T00:00:00


Jakub Wilk discovered that dpkg incorrectly certain paths and symlinks when
unpacking source packages. If a user or an automated system were tricked
into unpacking a specially crafted source package, a remote attacker could
modify files outside the target unpack directory, leading to a denial of
service or potentially gaining access to the system.