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Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:05:17 +0100
From: Raphael Geissert <>
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA 2836-1] devscripts security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2836-1                                   Raphael Geissert
January 05, 2014             
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Package        : devscripts
Vulnerability  : arbitrary code execution
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2013-6888

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in uscan, a tool to scan
upstream sits for new releases of packages, which is part of the
devscripts package. An attacker controlling a website from which uscan
would attempt to download a source tarball could execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running uscan.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project id CVE-2013-6888 has
been assigned to identify them.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.12.6+deb7u2.

For the testing distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution
(sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.13.9.

We recommend that you upgrade your devscripts packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at:

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