Debian: xpdf-i buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date10 Jan 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2098
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    iDEFENSE discovered an integer overflow in the pdftops filter from the xpdf and xpdf-i packages that can be exploited to gain the privileges of the target user.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 226-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    January 10th, 2003                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : xpdf-i
    Vulnerability  : integer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local, remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2002-1384
    
    iDEFENSE discovered an integer overflow in the pdftops filter from the
    xpdf and xpdf-i packages that can be exploited to gain the privileges
    of the target user.  This can lead to gaining privileged access to the
    'lp' user if thee pdftops program is part of the print filter.
    
    For the current stable distribution (woody) xpdf-i is only a dummy
    package and the problem was fixed in xpdf already.
    
    For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been
    fixed in version 0.90-8.1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been
    fixed in version 2.01-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your xpdf-i package.
    
    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 2.2 alias potato
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      583 39b7a7cf9e4aa20884eaea1b9d10d365
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17185 340102cc03341ca09ed63e1fccc88a4e
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   391204 a7678b64713a466279b61c28ba01134b
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1224198 a6f19fa411ae6ef54a4ff8d442aa6929
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1070284 eda5bb67db61041ab45c1f3a3d966edd
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   998958 8c210c91bf986b60e7a0b115380d61d0
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   963146 a00eca751401cccf20d7bca77d7f3ef7
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1026286 6270cc9e4a9476c74e4b251c3c652525
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   987002 6445cf311bd4b12df4cda95e432fc1f0
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
    
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