Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos
[DSA1003] DSA-1003-1 xpvm Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Eric Romang discovered that xpvm, a graphical console and monitor for
PVM, creates a temporary file that allows local attackers to create or
overwrite arbitrary files with the rights of the user running
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your xpvm package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1003
Threat Level: High
Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.