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Subject: [SECURITY] Debian not vulnerable to recent minicom exploit



Description
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    Recent messages on a computer security forum have again reported
    that there are buffer overflows in minicom.  These can lead into
    root exploits if the program is installed setuid root.

Vulnerability
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    Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 is *not* vulnerable to this exploit.

    The program minicom as shipped with the distribution is not
    installed setuid root.  This is not needed on a Debian GNU/Linux
    system.

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Debian GNU/Linux    .    Security Managers    .    security@debian.org
              debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Christian Hudon <chrish@debian.org> . Martin Schulze <joey@debian.org>

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