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[DSA1045] DSA-1045-1 openvpn Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Hendrik Weimer discovered that OpenVPN, the Virtual Private Network
daemon, allows to push environment variables to a client allowing a
malicious VPN server to take over connected clients.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain openvpn packages.
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 openvpn package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1045
Threat Level: High
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