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MDKSA-2006:029: libast Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the libast package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:029 (libast).
Buffer overflow in Library of Assorted Spiffy Things (LibAST) 0.6.1 and
earlier, as used in Eterm and possibly other software, allows local users to
execute arbitrary code as the utmp user via a long -X argument. The updated
packages have been patched to correct this issue.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:029
Threat Level: High
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