[SECURITY] [DSA 192-1] New html2ps packages fix arbitrary code execution

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2002-11-08T17:09:59


Debian Security Advisory DSA 192-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze November 8th, 2002 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : html2ps Vulnerability : arbitrary code execution Problem-Type : local Debian-specific: no

The SuSE Security Team found a vulnerability in html2ps, a HTML to PostScript converter, that opened files based on unsanitized input insecurely. This problem can be exploited when html2ps is installed as filter within lrpng and the attacker has previously gained access to the lp account.

These problems have been fixed in version 1.0b3-1.1 for the current stable distribution (woody), in version 1.0b1-8.1 for the old stable distribution (potato) and in version 1.0b3-2 for the unstable distribution (sid).

We recommend that you upgrade your html2ps package.

wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

Source archives:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      532 0186c9b695fe3dbac232b9cf1c7eb6f6
  Size/MD5 checksum:    35539 c1fa5da32f69eea2a3adcc4f721c7dd0
  Size/MD5 checksum:   107435 00fb5ac8c3769473b53ec4ad20e9b7cb

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:   134728 5932b4a4d5942c839b1a65817becf641

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      532 b35f5a5faee268bd86628d77d8022134
  Size/MD5 checksum:    38137 557760a0fac4d14fb987cc527cfe7632
  Size/MD5 checksum:   121826 984eff60249bcf2d6ce871e32acefb9a

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:   146400 4d87852a670ab172aa3d50b99eb049a6

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next revision.

For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>