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Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA309] DSA-309-1 eterm Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-309-1 eterm

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

"bazarr" discovered that eterm is vulnerable to a buffer overflow of
the ETERMPATH environment variable. This bug can be exploited to gain
the rights of the group "utmp" on a system where eterm is
For the stable distribution (woody), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1.
The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this bug.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you update your eterm package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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