Debian: New gv packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date20 Nov 2006
    CategoryDebian
    3368
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 1214-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
    November 20th, 2006                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : gv
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local(remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2006-5864
    Debian Bug     : 398292
    
    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.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.6.1-10sarge1.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
    fixed in version 3.6.2-2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.6.2-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your gv 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:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      562 a6882dd7ad872c388de651464046bff1
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    30773 0b08b9588e0a4d58e6a13ef3f857a8ba
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   453921 ace080d647b70f46fca7946e9543b79e
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   204990 cf6a9a52c90e53226eb62ce0f0d02a44
    
      AMD64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1_amd64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   178114 3f878b28ab56953616cfa7819c6208d8
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   171660 7f395714932a4fa16547b69887060a75
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   183576 ff1d8233c688b444990ab658ad0adb7a
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   169100 46ed76270774df9900d24b96b0f29474
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   236388 468fe6518efd6064a76cc9796f99463d
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   152714 0518e0f6514317ae178bee63ac317b56
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   188450 64fbd5940f027516477cad9ac43150b6
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   187810 68fc3c4ecafea90c976aef7c680e9d62
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   178918 6c315fbf5b3b9523afc02cbf4425cae8
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   176388 b04e21f014181006e2a94704e034d5ac
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gv/gv_3.6.1-10sarge1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   166532 23225642be076f7be8de287e00bb5735
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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