This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
It was discovered that lintian did not correctly validate certain
filenames when processing input. If a user or an automated system
were tricked into running lintian on a specially crafted set of files,
a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.