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[DSA082] DSA-082-1 xvt

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-082-1 xvt

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Christophe Bailleux reported on bugtraq that Xvt is vulnerable to a
buffer overflow in its argument handling. Since Xvt is installed
setuid root, it was possible for a normal user to pass
carefully-crafted arguments to xvt so that xvt executed a root shell.

This problem has been fixed by the maintainer in version 2.1-13 of xvt
for Debian unstable and 2.1-13.0potato.1 for the stable Debian
GNU/Linux 2.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your xvt package immediately.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2964

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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