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Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA588] DSA-588-1 gzip Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-588-1 gzip

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Trustix developers discovered insecure temporary file creation in
supplemental scripts in the gzip package which may allow local users
to overwrite files via a symlink attack.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.3.2-3woody3.
The unstable distribution (sid) is not affected by these problems.
We recommend that you upgrade your gzip package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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