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[DSA484] DSA-484-1 xonix Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-484-1 xonix

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Steve Kemp discovered a vulnerability in xonix, a game, where an
external program was invoked while retaining setgid rights. A
local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain gid "games".
For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem will be fixed
in version 1.4-19woody1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you update your xonix package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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