CVE-2014-8625

NameCVE-2014-8625
DescriptionMultiple format string vulnerabilities in the parse_error_msg function in parsehelp.c in dpkg before 1.17.22 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the (1) package or (2) architecture name.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs768485

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dpkg (PTS)buster, buster (security)1.19.8fixed
bullseye1.20.12fixed
bullseye (security)1.20.10fixed
bookworm1.21.9fixed
sid1.21.11fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dpkgsourcesqueeze(not affected)
dpkgsourcewheezy1.16.16
dpkgsource(unstable)1.17.22unimportant768485

Notes

[squeeze] - dpkg <not-affected> (Regression introduced in 1.16.2)
Rendered non-exploitable by toolchain hardening
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dpkg/+bug/1389135
Regression introduced with https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/dpkg/dpkg.git/commit/?id=0b8652b226a7601dfd71471797d15168a7337242 (1.16.2)

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