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Debian: New evince packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 27 Dec 2006
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1243-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 28th, 2006           
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Package        : evince
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-5864

Renaud Lifchitz discovered that gv, the PostScript and PDF viewer for X,
performs insufficient boundary checks in the Postscript parsing code,
which allows the execution of arbitrary code through a buffer overflow.
Evince embeds a copy of gv and needs an update as well.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.1.5-2sarge1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.4.0-3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.4.0-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your evince package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:     1627 82308e07e1d4ff19d5c20bfa08a2ca4d
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35845 31a28bde68dcb7d3e251f9dc1b9f88ab
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1005696 cc698ae555493976c43275894e235aa3

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   615800 e9d03d4c920192617d3648626f6278cf

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   539460 023f8defb0d66307fadd02d4e28e74bc

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   542130 fa1d8a7dae315c096d2ab50a072df5a1

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   641274 933d0b4eb4674cd0b9371eb45b9db683

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   547712 701bf1d4c90d3df689b473c5ee49a2c6

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   698850 6e716fc726f6697ef00cd159bb62797e

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   513772 d935177d44a9966c6d9a70b5789c8c99

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   561008 25acbd50276a480fd90e21ab4a0ef1e1

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   555142 53a745c52d5832a10b482e64c230ad14

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   551168 2d1a37729b9ccec24c8549c583672fc3

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   544150 db01c57b798b13ff73fed60b6c2f192c

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   521424 176053a2c120ee66cf5f449ee7eb3d07

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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