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[DSA559] DSA-559-1 net-acct Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Stefan Nordhausen has identified a local security hole in net-acct, a
user-mode IP accounting daemon. Old and redundant code from some time
way back in the past created a temporary file in an insecure fashion.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your net-acct package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-559
Threat Level: High
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