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[DSA574] DSA-574-1 cabextract Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The upstream developers discovered a problem in cabextract, a tool to
extract cabinet files. The program was able to overwrite files in
upper directories. This could lead a possible hacker to overwrite arbitrary
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 cabextract package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-574
Threat Level: High
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