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[DSA095] DSA-095-1 gpm

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-095-1 gpm

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The package 'gpm' contains the gpm-root program, which can be used to
create mouse-activated menus on the console.
Among other problems, the gpm-root program contains a format string
vulnerability, which permits a possible hacker to gain root rights.

This has been fixed in version 1.17.8-18.1, and we recommend that you upgrade
your 1.17.8-18 package immediately.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2001/dsa-095
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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