Canonical Fixes Devscripts Vulnerabilities for Ubuntu

On October 2rd, in a security notice Canonical published details about devscripts vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 11.04, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.

According to Canonical, several security issues were fixed in devscripts. It was discovered that devscripts tools incorrectly handled shell metacharacters, escaped arguments to external commands, performed input validation, and handled temporary files.

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