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[DSA730] DSA-730-1 bzip2 Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Imran Ghory discovered a race condition in bzip2, a high-quality
block-sorting file compressor and decompressor. When decompressing a
file in a directory a possible hacker has access to, bunzip2 could be
tricked to set the file permissions to a different file the user has
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the testing distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your bzip2 packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-730
Threat Level: High
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