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[DSA529] DSA-529-1 netkit-telnet-ssl Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-529-1 netkit-telnet-ssl

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

"b0f" discovered a format string vulnerability in netkit-telnet-ssl
which could potentially allow a remote attacker to cause the execution
of arbitrary code with the rights of the telnet daemon (the
'telnetd' user by default).
For the current stable distribution (woody), this problem has been
fixed in version 0.17.17+0.1-2woody1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.17.24+0.1-2.
We recommend that you update your netkit-telnet-ssl package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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