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    Debian: xpdf vulnerabilities

    Date
    2522
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    Several vulnerabilities exist with xpdf that could allow the creation of unsafe termporary files and the running of arbitrary shell commands.
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    Debian Security Advisory                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    https://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
    September 10, 2000
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    Package        : xpdf
    Problem type   : local exploit
    Debian-specific: no
    
    xpdf as distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 suffered from two problems:
    1. creation of temporary files was not done safely which made xpdf
    vulnerable to a symlink attack.
    2. when handling URLs in documents no checking was done for shell
    metacharacters before starting the browser. This makes it possible
    to construct a document which cause xpdf to run arbitrary commands
    when the user views an URL.
    
    Both problems have been fixed in version 0.90-7, and we recommend you
    upgrade your xpdf package immediately.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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      Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc
      architectures. At this moment no fixed package is available for arm
      machines.
    
      Source archives:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/xpdf_0.90-7.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: e9b2584ea9dda178ed1a63771aa7019f
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/xpdf_0.90-7.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 332ca1d9970dda5808538793bd3e346d
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/xpdf_0.90.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: a7678b64713a466279b61c28ba01134b
    
      Alpha architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/xpdf_0.90-7_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: cb4cf0761c5b5ae53c5fdbc84ef2b76d
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/xpdf_0.90-7_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 9c8379176a3af032d1e6ec96e084c0d4
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/xpdf_0.90-7_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 9a1d4b46ef498bee595a028d96ff6ba4
    
      PowerPC architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/xpdf_0.90-7_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 489a06b7961873c2482e28108133d065
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/xpdf_0.90-7_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 46d1781a7d21f8ffb02137ebf22f20de
    
      These files will be moved into
       ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
    
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    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates
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    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates
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