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[DSA078] DSA-078-1 slrn Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Byrial Jensen found a nasty problem in slrn (a threaded news reader).
The notice on slrn-announce describes it as follows:
When trying to decode binaries, the built-in code executes any shell
scripts the article might contain, apparently assuming they would be
some kind of self-extracting archive.
This problem has been fixed in version 0.9.6.2-9potato2 by removing
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2001/dsa-078
Threat Level: High
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