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Debian Security Advisory DSA 675-1 (hztty)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.6

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to hztty announced via advisory DSA 675-1.

Insight

Insight

Erik Sjölund discovered that hztty, a converter for GB, Big5 and zW/HZ Chinese encodings in a tty session, can be triggered to execute arbitrary commands with group utmp privileges. For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.0-5.2woody2. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.0-6.1. We recommend that you upgrade your hztty package.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20675-1

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