Debian: DSA-2135-1: New xpdf packages fix several vulnerabilities

    Date21 Dec 2010
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Joel Voss of Leviathan Security Group discovered two vulnerabilities in xpdf rendering engine, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed PDF file is opened.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2135-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    December 21, 2010                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : xpdf
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : local(remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2010-3702 CVE-2010-3704
    
    Joel Voss of Leviathan Security Group discovered two vulnerabilities
    in xpdf rendering engine, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary
    code if a malformed PDF file is opened.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.02-1.4+lenny3.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (squeeze) and the unstable 
    distribution (sid), these problems don't apply, since xpdf has been 
    patched to use the Poppler PDF library.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your poppler packages.
    
    Upgrade instructions
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    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.
    
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    For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/
    
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