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Security Linux News for Jun 12, 2001

  • Debian Security Advisory: man-db symlink attack (Jun 12, 2001, 21:30)
    "Luki R. reported a bug in man-db: it did handle nested calls of drop_effective_privs() and regain_effective_privs() correctly which would cause it to regain privileges to early. This could be abused to make man create files as user man."