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[DSA1149] DSA-1149-1 ncompress Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Tavis Ormandy from the Google Security Team discovered a missing
boundary check in ncompress, the original Lempel-Ziv compress and
uncompress programs, which allows a specially crafted datastream to
underflow a buffer with attacker controlled data.
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 ncompress package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1149
Threat Level: High
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