Debian: New gpdf packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date27 Jan 2006
    CategoryDebian
    4201
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    "infamous41md" and Chris Evans discovered several heap based buffer overflows in xpdf, the Portable Document Format (PDF) suite, which is also present in gpdf, the GNOME version of the Portable Document Format viewer, and which can lead to a denial of service by crashing the application or possibly to the execution of arbitrary code.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 940-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    January 13th, 2006                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : gpdf
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflows
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE IDs        : CVE-2005-3191 CVE-2005-3192 CVE-2005-3624 CVE-2005-3625
                     CVE-2005-3626 CVE-2005-3627 CVE-2005-3628
    
    "infamous41md" and Chris Evans discovered several heap based buffer
    overflows in xpdf, the Portable Document Format (PDF) suite, which is
    also present in gpdf, the GNOME version of the Portable Document
    Format viewer, and which can lead to a denial of service by crashing
    the application or possibly to the execution of arbitrary code.
    
    The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain gpdf packages.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.8.2-1.2sarge2
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your gpdf package.
    
    
    Upgrade Instructions
    - --------------------
    
    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:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:     1663 9e806f6e5ea32832199a8c5bf779266b
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    35176 0e59e244b5e3a574dbba224b7e5e1ed0
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1245535 5ceb66aa95e51c4e1d6e10cb29560ff9
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   867712 45327b4e841190f1dab26a4e9dace7c0
    
      AMD64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_amd64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   795140 33092f6e73e3056896e0a5af95f4c2b8
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   781120 be1749c2f690fd09e40eeba5bf73048c
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   781584 aec07b37f0194b7e7893110a5f3b918e
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   957948 2f0c7287a291f6cc868ce42e50ff0115
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   859552 37496bf703c8740fac26efbad4ec18b3
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   745444 1dd485e125aba53e6b2db3022a3af6f4
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   818276 1f5e2bdac04517fb9b3f7256c6737402
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   810922 3f2493da946064a82707e27231819af8
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   799428 2f70be4773f1456a68f3eb1857bdc9fd
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   775768 cb5ac7d4105b5e8584ad839d70a7e482
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   763556 d44d1d73c018018a5cd7e587636ae8d6
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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