September 24, 2001

slrn advisory and Debian updates

Author: JT Smith

Posted at "Byrial Jensen found a nasty problem in slrn (a threaded news reader). The notice on slrn-announce describes it as follows:

When trying to decode binaries, the built-in code executes any shell scripts the article might contain, apparently assuming they would be
some kind of self-extracting archive.

This problem has been fixed in version by removing this feature."


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