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[DSA028] DSA-028-1 man-db Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Styx has reported that the program `man' mistakenly passes
malicious strings (i.e. containing format characters) through routines that
were not meant to use them as format strings. Since this could cause a
segmentation fault and rights were not dropped it may lead to an exploit
for the 'man' user.
We recommend you upgrade your man-db package immediately.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2001/dsa-028
Threat Level: High
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