USN-2008-1: Suds vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2008-1

24th October, 2013

suds vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Suds could be made to overwrite files.

Software description

  • suds - Lightweight SOAP client for Python

Details

Ralph Loader discovered that Suds incorrectly handled temporary files. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files.
In the default installation of Ubuntu, this should be prevented by the Yama
link restrictions.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 13.04:
python-suds 0.4.1-5ubuntu0.13.04.1
Ubuntu 12.10:
python-suds 0.4.1-5ubuntu0.12.10.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
python-suds 0.4.1-2ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2013-2217