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

[DSA603] DSA-603-1 openssl Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-603-1 openssl

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Trustix developers discovered insecure temporary file creation in a
supplemental script (der_chop) of the openssl package which may allow
local users to overwrite files via a symlink attack.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.6c-2.woody.7.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.7e-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your openssl package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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