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[DSA706] DSA-706-1 axel Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Ulf Härnhammar from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a
buffer overflow in axel, a light download accelerator. When reading
remote input the program did not check if a part of the input can
overflow a buffer and maybe trigger the execution of arbitrary code.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your axel package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-706
Threat Level: High
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