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[DSA078] DSA-078-1 slrn Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-078-1 slrn

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 by removing
this feature.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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