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RHSA-2004-344: semi Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the semi package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is running a vulnerable version of SEMI.
Semi is a MIME library for GNU Emacs and XEmacs used by the wl mail package.
This version of SEMI is vulnerable to a bug wherein temporary files
are created in a manner which would allow local users to overwrite
and/or read potentially confidential data. A possible hacker, exploiting
this flaw, would need local access to the machine and the ability
to create or modify files as they are being created.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-344.html
Threat Level: Medium
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