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USN254-1 : noweb vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote package "nowebm" is missing a security patch.
Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña discovered that noweb scripts created
temporary files in an insecure way. This could allow a symlink attack
to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the rights of the user
Upgrade to :
- nowebm-2.10c-3.1ubuntu5.10.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
Threat Level: High
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