Debian: pcal arbitrary code execution fix

    Date05 Jan 2005
    CategoryDebian
    7709
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Danny Lungstrom discovered two buffer overflows in pcal, a program to generate Postscript calendars, that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code when compiling a calendar.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 625-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    January 5th, 2004                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : pcal
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflows
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1289
    Debian Bug     : 287039
    
    Danny Lungstrom discovered two buffer overflows in pcal, a program to
    generate Postscript calendars, that could lead to the execution of
    arbitrary code when compiling a calendar.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 4.7-8woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
    version 4.8.0-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your pcal package.
    
    
    Upgrade Instructions
    --------------------
    
    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
    --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      567 084db6ff500acb07787520fbe64fe55c
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9241 dfead422c9e896806a1f3d6bf27906cd
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   244559 1c3a5694c465e702795ba53dbbb1f412
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   124958 4bd681850f08a22ff4e2b409c74d34fc
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   110892 01e26a1ae460e156debbc26f2657048a
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   107250 a487a36516ae170cab2c60370352b4ad
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   139992 66232d332593c1b9a1b1bdbe839f3327
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   121282 ee138b5220ff6caf4f6ecd30f4539037
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   104702 e9930289c67b6d611e51ef954724f5b4
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   119802 1ea25df3c512c07249fff7b6e2d08ad9
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   119766 d3c55f4e572337088ebe5cc2753e2a20
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   116472 034b734141ee6804d4b2f54fbba70724
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   109908 76455e1b97a3ba92aafcdee086916f98
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pcal/pcal_4.7-8woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   112900 a705775dedf8d2918f1016d884db48ad
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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