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[DSA976] DSA-976-1 libast Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
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
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your libast packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-976
Threat Level: High
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