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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.55206
Category:Debian Local Security Checks
Title:Debian Security Advisory DSA 794-1 (polygen)
Summary:Debian Security Advisory DSA 794-1 (polygen)
Description: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.

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.

Solution:
http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20794-1
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 14722
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2656
Debian Security Information: DSA-794 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-794
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14722
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2005 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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