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dpkg-source in dpkg 1.3.0 through 1.18.23 is able to use a non-GNU patch program and does not offer a protection mechanism for blank-indented diff hunks, which allows remote attackers to conduct directory traversal attacks via a crafted Debian source package, as demonstrated by use of dpkg-source on NetBSD.
Off-by-one error in the extracthalf function in dpkg-deb/extract.c in the dpkg-deb component in Debian dpkg 1.16.x before 1.16.17 and 1.17.x before 1.17.26 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the archive magic version number in an "old-style" Debian binary package, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.
The dpkg-source command in Debian dpkg before 1.16.16 and 1.17.x before 1.17.25 allows remote attackers to bypass signature verification via a crafted Debian source control file (.dsc).
Multiple 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.
dpkg 1.15.9, 1.16.x before 1.16.14, and 1.17.x before 1.17.9 expect the patch program to be compliant with a need for the "C-style encoded filenames" feature, but is supported in environments with noncompliant patch programs, which triggers an interaction error that allows remote attackers to conduct directory traversal attacks and modify files outside of the intended directories via a crafted source package. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of reliance on unrealistic constraints on the behavior of an external program.
dpkg 1.15.9 on Debian squeeze introduces support for the "C-style encoded filenames" feature without recognizing that the squeeze patch program lacks this feature, which triggers an interaction error that allows remote attackers to conduct directory traversal attacks and modify files outside of the intended directories via a crafted source package. NOTE: this can be considered a release engineering problem in the effort to fix CVE-2014-0471.
Directory traversal vulnerability in the unpacking functionality in dpkg before 1.15.9, 1.16.x before 1.16.13, and 1.17.x before 1.17.8 allows remote attackers to write arbitrary files via a crafted source package, related to "C-style filename quoting."
dpkg-source in dpkg before 1.14.31 and 1.15.x allows user-assisted remote attackers to modify arbitrary files via a symlink attack on unspecified files in the .pc directory.
Directory traversal vulnerability in dpkg-source in dpkg before 1.14.31 and 1.15.x allows user-assisted remote attackers to modify arbitrary files via directory traversal sequences in a patch for a source-format 3.0 package.
Directory traversal vulnerability in the dpkg-source component in dpkg before 1.14.29 allows remote attackers to modify arbitrary files via a crafted Debian source archive.
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