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Debian: New libimager-perl packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 19 Feb 2008
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
It was discovered that libimager-perl, a Perl extension for Generating 24 bit images, did not correctly handle 8-bit per-pixel compressed images, which could allow the execution of arbitrary code.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1498-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                               Steve Kemp
February 19, 2008                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libimager-perl
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-2459
Debian Bug     : 421582


It was discovered that libimager-perl, a Perl extension for Generating 24
bit images, did not correctly handle 8-bit per-pixel compressed images,
which could allow the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution, this problem has been fixed in version
0.50-1etch1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libimager-perl 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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50-1etch1.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:     3049 e82e882633056ddef2beec5107085163
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50-1etch1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      702 a2325e2e5fd0522924e1c394260fb902
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:   757843 19cfffe047909599226f76694155f996

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50-1etch1_alpha.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   648188 54c4d2bfd5fc8db396cf8d9f30ee138e

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50-1etch1_amd64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   610124 06b382fe65e0ab39f66436c9a7574c9e

arm architecture (ARM)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50-1etch1_arm.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   589256 185b679c399cbafeae33ceefe39e679c

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50-1etch1_hppa.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   620720 445a0a72c32922d42e7c37afb8c5a361

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50-1etch1_i386.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   605222 38189ae2167604712b8cb74dbefd5f7a

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50-1etch1_ia64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   751930 17f9e9c322ed61445eea4a7c38b2b0fc

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50-1etch1_mips.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   557940 0e37144272d8f1aed97986e6af175870

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50-1etch1_mipsel.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   556756 b67b32674f7951f62496cce70e079f00

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50-1etch1_s390.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   571872 2472728525f114e0faebc7832eeb66c4

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libi/libimager-perl/libimager-perl_0.50-1etch1_sparc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   607238 eab7744246cea808db37625cc46aac6f


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

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