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[DSA672] DSA-672-1 xview Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-672-1 xview

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Erik Sjölund discovered that programs linked against xview are
vulnerable to a number of buffer overflows in the XView library. When
the overflow is triggered in a program which is installed setuid root
a malicious user could perhaps execute arbitrary code as privileged
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 3.2p1.4-16woody2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 3.2p1.4-19.
We recommend that you upgrade your xview packages.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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