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    Debian: 'kdegraphics' Remote buffer overflow

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    This problem is triggered by scanningthe PostScript file and can be exploited by an attacker sending amalformed PostScript or PDF file. The attacker is able to causearbitrary code to be run with the privileges of the victim.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 182-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    October 28th, 2002             
    Package        : kdegraphics
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2002-0838
    BugTraq ID     : 5808
    Zen-parse discovered a buffer overflow in gv, a PostScript and PDF
    viewer for X11.  The same code is present in kghostview which is part
    of the KDE-Graphics package.  This problem is triggered by scanning
    the PostScript file and can be exploited by an attacker sending a
    malformed PostScript or PDF file.  The attacker is able to cause
    arbitrary code to be run with the privileges of the victim.
    This problem has been fixed in version 2.2.2-6.8 for the current
    stable distribution (woody) and in version 2.2.2-6.9 for the unstable
    distribution (sid).  The old stable distribution (potato) is not
    affected since no KDE is included.
    We recommend that you upgrade your kghostview 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 3.0 alias woody
      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      978 92a3fa3751c538608857c57a713a9487
          Size/MD5 checksum:    59276 fe7f3a7ed39f52457efca69226bccc33
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1640320 4dc8538c4c8dd8b13ef4f8e62446d777
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   165978 fba04ef31acd55249d3df119b6712444
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   146588 b76885389c6d29dbd11db488385b395f
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   146264 e574c2d69f9392ce94a9a03d1297a218
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   197724 9a35cfc75c5672a0ddba1c17a9d9d62e
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   171188 0c683f2d0f8f667c93ded25dde41332f
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   142828 68fa4e43a0af7a2d024c55da219b99ad
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   138378 842a9be4b081394452ec550cc564d0b7
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   136866 d884fae95437379052339da29ccc5afd
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   146622 fbf4c9b3164b0a0f3329df556ec722be
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   146122 eea9e2c0f0bb23303ee0e29e95a6e3e4
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   148240 62902f062d14a4c6a6794d1368be49d4
      Please note that the source packages mentioned above produce more
      binary packages than the ones listed above.  They are not relevant
      for the fixed problems, though.
      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
    Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and


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