Debian: New pstotext packages fix arbitrary command execution

    Date31 Aug 2005
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 792-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    August 31st, 2005                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : pstotext
    Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-2536
    BugTraq ID     : 14378
    Debian Bug     : 319758
    
    Max Vozeler discovered that pstotext, a utility to extract text from
    PostScript and PDF files, did not execute ghostscript with the -dSAFER
    argument, which prevents potential malicious operations to happen.
    
    For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.8g-5woody1.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.9-1sarge1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.9-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your pstotext 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 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      569 5e4999fac3cb50533b8fa55fa9b8d839
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     5551 e8656ca1e70907515dea96f646defbeb
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    36193 dfabf95fffea52cc03d8728617ca1b1e
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    33478 dc7994b7f762a99cda3f6e9eebfd5078
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    31158 64eb3bb5eaf13a54356bd8b55212ac93
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    31140 ed687aa111ef4d56fd7b2fb220f8118a
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37056 7ac97b49306cf896bb3d62b6b076ecb0
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32884 6e7b79977d550e6981b0a6849face1b9
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    30124 5b23f0c04107d284c561d1621c4fd9d1
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32978 56283a3ef2931d2c4759c4c56218f83a
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32624 29ed7091abca377c4b91fa68d7bc48cb
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32082 c8b4af3f34d681f9dabe4ff31bf0434a
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    31354 ce7f8f5b398350e9d779a847b7c5ef2f
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.8g-5woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    35050 e6e74a1ccfc2cb7246911b2f0427609f
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      566 a4a25eaf8322a20742fb0eac628c096c
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     7817 634b242dbb68cbb6cf1595e6fa390d0e
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37461 64576e8a10ff5514e285d98b3898ae78
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34084 82b71b24a4248ea05d243aa1d7b00e7c
    
      AMD64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1_amd64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    33670 b5911eb9b067b55315dadfba9c8cb590
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32260 426147c50900aba089a9eb430e2094bb
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32632 e2f9a3859fe3061c85d4f1a54253062e
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37624 76f3ed1bb870504692fe7fadbeb6e9b7
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34282 7570594eef38d55ebb26e981c8de306b
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    31370 b9bd589dbbaf0d516cefb4f0b40397be
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34196 ac148736eaeedd368b6114c79c45b569
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    33800 f9bad656d356e522daf2de44c0cc5f26
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    33408 1b7b3cf7e04b3bf313d798ee822f7e92
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32948 b10976913ca43591166801bb9844f096
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pstotext/pstotext_1.9-1sarge1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    32992 c15517e727b7c38adec0f5f85282c430
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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