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Debian: New gv packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 20 Nov 2006
Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
November 20th, 2006           
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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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      562 a6882dd7ad872c388de651464046bff1
      Size/MD5 checksum:    30773 0b08b9588e0a4d58e6a13ef3f857a8ba
      Size/MD5 checksum:   453921 ace080d647b70f46fca7946e9543b79e

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   204990 cf6a9a52c90e53226eb62ce0f0d02a44

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   178114 3f878b28ab56953616cfa7819c6208d8

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   171660 7f395714932a4fa16547b69887060a75

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   183576 ff1d8233c688b444990ab658ad0adb7a

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   169100 46ed76270774df9900d24b96b0f29474

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   236388 468fe6518efd6064a76cc9796f99463d

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   152714 0518e0f6514317ae178bee63ac317b56

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   188450 64fbd5940f027516477cad9ac43150b6

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   187810 68fc3c4ecafea90c976aef7c680e9d62

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   178918 6c315fbf5b3b9523afc02cbf4425cae8

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   176388 b04e21f014181006e2a94704e034d5ac

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   166532 23225642be076f7be8de287e00bb5735

  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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