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USN5-1 : gettext vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
gettext vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- gettext
- gettext-base
- gettext-doc
- gettext-el

Description :

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered some vulnerabilities in the
gettext package. The programs "autopoint" and "gettextize" created
temporary files in an insecure way, which allowed a symlink attack to
create or overwrite arbitrary files with the rights of the user
invoking the program.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- gettext-0.14.1-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- gettext-base-0.14.1-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- gettext-doc-0.14.1-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- gettext-el-0.14.1-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)

Threat Level: High

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