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[DSA095] DSA-095-1 gpm Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The package 'gpm' contains the gpm-root program, which can be used to
create mouse-activated menus on the console.
Among other problems, the gpm-root program contains a format string
vulnerability, which allows a possible hacker to gain root rights.
This has been fixed in version 1.17.8-18.1, and we recommend that you upgrade
your 1.17.8-18 package immediately.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2001/dsa-095
Threat Level: High
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