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[DSA172] DSA-172-1 tkmail Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-172-1 tkmail

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

It has been discovered that tkmail creates temporary files insecurely.
Exploiting this a possible hacker with local access can easily create and
overwrite files as another user.
This problem has been fixed in version 4.0beta9-8.1 for the current
stable distribution (woody), in version 4.0beta9-4.1 for the old
stable distribution (potato) and in version 4.0beta9-9 for the
unstable distribution (sid).
We recommend that you upgrade your tkmail packages.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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