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[DSA630] DSA-630-1 lintian Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Jeroen van Wolffelaar discovered a problem in lintian, the Debian
package checker. The program removes the working directory even if it
wasn't created at program start, removing an unrelated file or
directory a malicious user inserted via a symlink attack.
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 lintian package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-630
Threat Level: High
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