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[DSA217] DSA-217-1 typespeed

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-217-1 typespeed

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

A problem has been discovered in the typespeed, a game that lets you
measure your typematic speed. By overflowing a buffer a local
attacker could execute arbitrary commands under the group id games.
For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.4.1-2.1.
For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed
in version 0.4.0-5.1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.4.2-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your typespeed package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2002/dsa-217
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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