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[DSA679] DSA-679-1 toolchain-source Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Sean Finney discovered several insecure temporary file uses in
toolchain-source, the GNU binutils and GCC source code and scripts.
These bugs can lead a local attacker with minimal knowledge to trick
the admin into overwriting arbitrary files via a symlink attack. The
problems exist inside the Debian-specific tpkg-* scripts.
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 toolchain-source package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-679
Threat Level: High
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