CVE-2014-7206

NameCVE-2014-7206
DescriptionThe changelog command in Apt before 1.0.9.2 allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the changelog file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3048-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs763780

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
apt (PTS)wheezy0.9.7.9+deb7u7fixed
wheezy (security)0.9.7.9+deb7u6fixed
jessie, jessie (security)1.0.9.8.4fixed
stretch1.4.8fixed
buster, sid1.6~alpha5fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
aptsource(unstable)1.0.9.2low763780
aptsourcesqueeze(not affected)
aptsourcewheezy0.9.7.9+deb7u6lowDSA-3048-1

Notes

[squeeze] - apt <not-affected> (apt changelog command and vulnerable code not present)
mitigated by Linux kernel features in wheezy and up

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