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[DSA575] DSA-575-1 catdoc

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-575-1 catdoc

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

A temporary file problem has been discovered in xlsview from the
catdoc suite, convertors from Word to TeX and plain text, which could
lead to local users being able to overwrite arbitrary files via a
symlink attack on predictable temporary file names.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.91.5-1.woody3.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.91.5-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your catdoc package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-575
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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