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[DSA139] DSA-139-1 super Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
GOBBLES found an insecure use of format strings in the super package.
The included program super is intended to provide access to certain
system users for particular users and programs, similar to the program
sudo. Exploiting this format string vulnerability a local user can
gain unauthorized root access.
This problem has been fixed in version 3.12.2-2.1 for the old stable
distribution (potato), in version 3.16.1-1.1 for the current stable
distribution (woody) and in version 3.18.0-3 for the unstable
We recommend that you upgrade your super package immediately.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2002/dsa-139
Threat Level: High
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