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[DSA462] DSA-462-1 xitalk Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-462-1 xitalk

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Steve Kemp from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a problem in
xitalk, a talk intercept utility for the X Window System. A local
user can exploit this problem and execute arbitrary commands under the
GID utmp. This could be used by a possible hacker to remove traces from the
utmp file.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.11-9.1woody1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your xitalk package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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