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[DSA641] DSA-641-1 playmidi Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-641-1 playmidi

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Erik Sjölund discovered that playmidi, a MIDI player, contains a
setuid root program with a buffer overflow that can be exploited by a
local attacker.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4-4woody1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4debian-3.
We recommend that you upgrade your playmidi package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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