Debian: xpdf vulnerabilities

    Date10 Sep 2000
    CategoryDebian
    2339
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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. 
    http://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:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/xpdf_0.90-7.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: e9b2584ea9dda178ed1a63771aa7019f
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/xpdf_0.90-7.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 332ca1d9970dda5808538793bd3e346d
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/xpdf_0.90.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: a7678b64713a466279b61c28ba01134b
    
      Alpha architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/xpdf_0.90-7_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: cb4cf0761c5b5ae53c5fdbc84ef2b76d
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/xpdf_0.90-7_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 9c8379176a3af032d1e6ec96e084c0d4
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/xpdf_0.90-7_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 9a1d4b46ef498bee595a028d96ff6ba4
    
      PowerPC architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/xpdf_0.90-7_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 489a06b7961873c2482e28108133d065
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
         http://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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