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[DSA976] DSA-976-1 libast Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-976-1 libast

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Johnny Mast discovered a buffer overflow in libast, the library of
assorted spiffy things, that can lead to the execution of arbitrary
code. This library is used by eterm which is installed setgid uid
which leads to a vulnerability to alter the utmp file.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.4-3woody2.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.6-0pre2003010606sarge1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your libast packages.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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