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Debian: New xpcd packages fix arbitrary code execution as root

Date 11 Feb 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 676-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
February 11th, 2005           
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Package        : xpcd
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0074

Erik Sjölund discovered a buffer overflow in pcdsvgaview, an SVGA
PhotoCD viewer.  xpcd-svga is part of xpcd and uses svgalib to display
graphics on the Linux console for which root permissions are required.
A malicious user could overflow a fixed-size buffer and may cause the
program to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.08-8woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your xpcd-svga package immediately.

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:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    14837 e67ca4ae6f6c0cc09033e195ad188825
      Size/MD5 checksum:   103104 59bf5b8d0466ecb3c58ed1fffcdf499e

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    81170 17302a158ec404cf6b7961b8434cec33
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13494 a0a1cec324c9c5fb202e18f33ee5fa59

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    68116 7219d4fbdf1602941a2e17bb136ab348
      Size/MD5 checksum:    11954 c47772b3c30cfc26be6f7c53450225bc

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    64336 33d7f7a4ddf29576e4a37b89c3feb8eb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    11840 3234d80da9074230309b8ac5e3e5e0c3
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20964 9aba7400f6af8a22c90ff3cb69a44431

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    97850 88da140c9f83d0f56768e80e08923b82
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15450 9333d80f7e16cf885b5138291969d3fb

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    73434 e479d36155807d7b0b19cf62e40ade42
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12944 cb8feab07d3cb23488f3487192d2f82d

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    62778 262bc4fa9f4a76c727aa7ae3be63dd02
      Size/MD5 checksum:    11630 0240c6672a38049666b7383e9eb5b193

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    73636 75f8f7d42cdbfd51e505c89516a7966a
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12736 f69a68c9c81edb75524945ee2e80b4d7

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    73338 50c143655e01f6b5f347520ceab3eb52
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12710 26ef7c3f8c34638695ec779a68112d26

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    68606 93640415d6d425b966399df9a1a9d703
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12040 19f723b6df1e32dbc5f57affba9ba773

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    69770 97d7acf4119d481466e656d3889da854
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12636 d30e6ca31aa772884d92c245cc88bd35

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    72888 3b961c03a13520a27d3d87f45d8bf19f
      Size/MD5 checksum:    11918 b5d3f11a60c394b60eee9d42bae4af70

  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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