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    Debian: html2ps arbitrary code execution

    Date 08 Nov 2002
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    There is a vulnerability in html2ps that opens files based on unsanitized input insecurely.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 192-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    November 8th, 2002             
    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 stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and


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