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[DSA022] DSA-022-1 exmh Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Former versions of the exmh program used /tmp for storing
temporary files. No checks were made to ensure that nobody placed a symlink
with the same name in /tmp in the meantime and thus was vulnerable to a symlink
attack. This could lead to a malicious local user being able to overwrite any
file writable by the user executing exmh. Upstream developers have reported and
fixed this. The exmh program now use /tmp/login unless TMPDIR or EXMHTMPDIR
We recommend you upgrade your exmh packages immediately.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2001/dsa-022
Threat Level: High
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