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[DSA681] DSA-681-1 synaesthesia Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Erik Sjölund and Devin Carraway discovered that synaesthesia, a
program for representing sounds visually, accesses user-controlled
configuration and mixer files with elevated rights. Thus, it is
possible to read arbitrary files.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the testing (sarge) and unstable (sid) distribution this problem
does not exist since synaesthesia is not installed setuid root
We recommend that you upgrade your synaesthesia package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-681
Threat Level: High
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