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Debian The pic command was vulnerable to a printf format attackwhich made it possible to circumvent the -S option and executearbitrary code.

Debian Security Advisory DSA-072-1                                  Wichert Akkerman
August 10, 2001

Package        : groff
Problem type   : printf format attack
Debian-specific: no

Zenith Parse found a security problem in groff (the GNU version of
troff). The pic command was vulnerable to a printf format attack
which made it possible to circumvent the -S option and execute
arbitrary code.

This has been fixed in version 1.15.2-2.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 80a1f4d1a73206bc39442c59b3298c31
      MD5 checksum: 37c101207617f750821362f14c4d70a3
      MD5 checksum: 0c87c54b39a71da4ad92a67f13b740a2

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 914c0bd3a63a42f6ad382a83af6809c3

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 86e061ec9c65cd138c809ddf4dc2a32d

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: cec3f02dd9c9fc020dd93e0437368a25

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: b06c81a8d23f54eba8e605a5ce9331fc

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: b2adb7c67438c511e9d745b87efa1667

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 1e07e5ecbfc7c066397e97bdf23dc014

  These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

apt-get: deb stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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