Package : man-db
Vulnerability : format string vulnerability
Type : local exploit
Styx has reported that the program `man' mistakenly passes
malicious strings (i.e. containing format characters) through
routines that were not meant to use them as format strings. Since
this could cause a segmentation fault and privileges were not
dropped it may lead to an exploit for the 'man' user.
We recommend you upgrade your man-db package immediately.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and
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