DescriptionArgument injection vulnerability in devscripts before 2.15.7 allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary files via a crafted symlink and crafted filename.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs794365

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
devscripts (PTS)stretch2.17.6+deb9u2fixed
bullseye, sid2.21.2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
devscriptssourcesqueeze(not affected)
devscriptssourcewheezy(not affected)
devscriptssourcejessie(not affected)


[jessie] - devscripts <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[wheezy] - devscripts <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[squeeze] - devscripts <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
Introduced in (v2.15.5)

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