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[DSA672] DSA-672-1 xview Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
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
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your xview packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-672
Threat Level: High
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