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[DSA304] DSA-304-1 lv Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Leonard Stiles discovered that lv, a multilingual file viewer, would
read options from a configuration file in the current directory.
Because such a file could be placed there by a malicious user, and lv
configuration options can be used to execute commands, this
represented a security vulnerability. A possible hacker could gain the
rights of the user invoking lv, including root.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed
in version 4.49.3-4potato2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem is fixed in version
We recommend that you update your lv package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-304
Threat Level: High
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