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

[DSA636] DSA-636-1 glibc Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-636-1 glibc

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Several insecure uses of temporary files have been discovered in
support scripts in the libc6 package which provides the c library for
a GNU/Linux system. Trustix developers found that the catchsegv
script uses temporary files insecurely. Openwall developers
discovered insecure temporary files in the glibcbug script. These
scripts are vulnerable to a symlink attack.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.2.5-11.8.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.3.2.ds1-20.
We recommend that you upgrade your libc6 package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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