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Debian: 'jgroff' Format string overflow

Date 30 Jan 2002
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
The pic command was vulnerable to a printf format attackwhich made it possible to circumvent the `-S' option and executearbitrary code.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 107-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
January 30th, 2002

Package        : jgroff
Vulnerability  : format print
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no

Basically, this is the same Security Advisory as DSA 072-1, but for
jgroff instead of groff.  The package jgroff contains a version
derived from groff that has japaneze character sets enabled.  This
package is available only in the stable release of Debian, patches for
japanese support have been merged into the main groff package.

The old advisory said:

Zenith Parse found a security problem in groff (the GNU version of
troff).  The pic command was vulnerable to a printf format attack
which made it possible to circumvent the `-S' option and execute
arbitrary code.

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Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: ba0fffab320b5881f467c4f52788169a
      MD5 checksum: e37b47561a5988793fa1da9a145d2ac0
      MD5 checksum: dc1d97074ac73ab0e645a1b80d9639f2

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 5f5eb9347ba9d88e76f10d85350c7c88

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 46adbcf3aa0eb0b4772a6a1364d92c72

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 1980d28cf9c24231e3583ba994402388

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 02327d6d85d7a51b2654af373e5508b2

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 3f08beb01d355399e11bfaa4d28433f1

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: a0443303f539c40f3b9415b7035abc7d

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

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