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[DSA264] DSA-264-1 lxr Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Upstream developers of lxr, a general hypertext cross-referencing
tool, have been alerted of a vulnerability that allows a remote
attacker to read arbitrary files on the host system as user www-data.
This could disclose local files that were not meant to be shared with
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.3-3.
The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected since it does not
contain an lxr package.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.3-4.
We recommend that you upgrade your lxr package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-264
Threat Level: High
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