2009-2946 | Devscripts Devel Team devscripts Remote Code Execution (BID-36227 / XFDB-53019)

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9.8 $0-$5k 0.13

A vulnerability was found in Devscripts Devel Team devscripts (the affected version is unknown). It has been declared as very critical. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Eval injection vulnerability in scripts/uscan.pl before Rev 1984 in devscripts allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary Perl code via crafted pathnames on distribution servers for upstream source code used in Debian GNU/Linux packages.

The weakness was disclosed 09/04/2009 by Raphael Geissert (Website). The advisory is available at debian.org. This vulnerability was named CVE-2009-2946 since 08/23/2009. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/21/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 44743 (Debian DSA-1878-1 : devscripts – missing input sanitation), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (53019), Vulnerability Center (SBV-23375) and Tenable (44743).



VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.8

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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 44743
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-1878-1 : devscripts – missing input sanitation
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OpenVAS ID: 64821
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1878-1 (devscripts)
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08/21/2021 +2347 days 🔍Advisory: debian.org
Researcher: Raphael Geissert
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CVE: CVE-2009-2946 (🔍)

X-Force: 53019
Vulnerability Center: 23375 – Debian Linux 4 and 5 Devscripts Package Remote Input Validation Vulnerability, High
SecurityFocus: 36227 – Debian devscripts ‘uscan’ Input Validation Vulnerability

Created: 03/18/2015 15:15
Updated: 08/21/2021 01:56
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