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Debian Security Advisory DSA 794-1 (polygen)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

2.1

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

15 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to polygen announced via advisory DSA 794-1. Justin Rye noticed that polygen generates precompiled grammar objects world-writable, which can be exploited by a local attacker to at least fill up the filesystem. The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain the polygen package.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.6-7sarge1. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.6-9. We recommend that you upgrade your polygen package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20794-1

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