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[DSA139] DSA-139-1 super

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-139-1 super

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

GOBBLES found an insecure use of format strings in the super package.
The included program super is intended to provide access to certain
system users for particular users and programs, similar to the program
sudo. Exploiting this format string vulnerability a local user can
gain unauthorized root access.
This problem has been fixed in version 3.12.2-2.1 for the old stable
distribution (potato), in version 3.16.1-1.1 for the current stable
distribution (woody) and in version 3.18.0-3 for the unstable
distribution (sid).
We recommend that you upgrade your super package immediately.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2002/dsa-139
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5367

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

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