[SECURITY] [DSA 226-1] New xpdf-i packages fix arbitrary command execution

ID DEBIAN:DSA-226-1:9E313
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2003-01-10T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA 226-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze January 10th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : xpdf-i Vulnerability : integer overflow Problem-Type : local, remote Debian-specific: no CVE Id : CAN-2002-1384

iDEFENSE discovered an integer overflow in the pdftops filter from the xpdf and xpdf-i packages that can be exploited to gain the privileges of the target user. This can lead to gaining privileged access to the 'lp' user if thee pdftops program is part of the print filter.

For the current stable distribution (woody) xpdf-i is only a dummy package and the problem was fixed in xpdf already.

For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed in version 0.90-8.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.01-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your xpdf-i 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:      583 39b7a7cf9e4aa20884eaea1b9d10d365
  Size/MD5 checksum:    17185 340102cc03341ca09ed63e1fccc88a4e
  Size/MD5 checksum:   391204 a7678b64713a466279b61c28ba01134b

Alpha architecture:

  Size/MD5 checksum:  1224198 a6f19fa411ae6ef54a4ff8d442aa6929

ARM architecture:

  Size/MD5 checksum:  1070284 eda5bb67db61041ab45c1f3a3d966edd

Intel IA-32 architecture:

  Size/MD5 checksum:   998958 8c210c91bf986b60e7a0b115380d61d0

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

  Size/MD5 checksum:   963146 a00eca751401cccf20d7bca77d7f3ef7

PowerPC architecture:

  Size/MD5 checksum:  1026286 6270cc9e4a9476c74e4b251c3c652525

Sun Sparc architecture:

  Size/MD5 checksum:   987002 6445cf311bd4b12df4cda95e432fc1f0

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>