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[DSA460] DSA-460-1 sysstat Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-460-1 sysstat

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Alan Cox discovered that the isag utility (which graphically displays
data collected by the sysstat tools), creates a temporary file without
taking proper precautions. This vulnerability could allow a local
attacker to overwrite files with the rights of the user invoking
For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 5.0.1-1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you update your sysstat package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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