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Debian: New pdftohtml packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 01 Feb 2006
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 962-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
February 1st, 2006            
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Package        : pdftohtml
Vulnerability  : buffer overflows
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs        : CVE-2005-3191 CVE-2005-3192 CVE-2005-3193 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 which are also present in pdftohtml, a utility that
translates PDF documents into HTML format, 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 pdftohtml packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.36-11sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your pdftohtml 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:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    11388 17672ff97722b502d4d5b3ab804401e3
      Size/MD5 checksum:   300922 75ad095bb51e1f66c9f7691e6af12f44

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   313926 ec897e4a81702159e516e823317e8652

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   259576 de188540a99fb893584e2c9a2f1c0e41

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   266372 93821a971df9623124f68216c541f307

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   253790 45b7b46b375e72507ebdf83b609b9bd3

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   374010 a64d9a344341b8ff8f88ceba02a2481e

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   330128 4ccc9307617411979efbca1d594f463b

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   234598 e14153061b6f573e619f9dbd76bfbda8

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   311310 067a76c99fd6f144f7c75613b37493c7

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   307086 9890b5cec47e5e8e8ae4a9442c326253

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   269364 9f345aa5ef3480b3d4591eeb4071bfa7

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   242284 4eb6779646c115bfe6ca7e7baaaaaec8

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   245330 7dbf6432f1cc0a2e6d9b42ffa80b588f

  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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