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MDKSA-2006:189: xsupplicant Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the xsupplicant package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:189 (xsupplicant).
Yannick Van Osselaer discovered a stack overflow in Xsupplicant, which
could potentially be exploited by a remote, authenticated user to gain
root priviledges. Additional code cleanups to fix potential memory
leaks are also included.
Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:189
Threat Level: High
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