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Sympa queue utility privilege escalation vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for sympa version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host seems to be running sympa, an open source mailing list
management software.

The remote version of this software contains a vulnerability which can be
exploited by malicious local user to gain escalated rights.

This issue is caused due to a boundary error in the queue utility when
processing command line arguments. This can cause a stack based buffer
overflow.

Solution : Update to Sympa version 4.1.3 or newer
See also: http://www.sympa.org/
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 12527

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 David Maciejak

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