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Mandrake: gv/ggv buffer overflow Print E-mail
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Mandrake A buffer overflow was discovered in gv and can be exploited by an attacker sending a malformed PostScript or PDF file.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           gv/ggv
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:069
Date:                   October 21st, 2002
Affected versions:      8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0

Problem Description:

 A buffer overflow was discovered in gv versions 3.5.8 and earlier by
 Zen Parse.  The problem is triggered by scanning a file and can be
 exploited by an attacker sending a malformed PostScript or PDF file.
 This would result in arbitrary code being executed with the privilege of
 the user viewing the file.  ggv uses code derived from gv and has the
 same vulnerability.  These updates provide patched versions of gv and
 ggv to fix the vulnerabilities.


Updated Packages:

 Mandrake Linux 8.0:
 aca930358576d4c66d35aed5aeefa95a  8.0/RPMS/ggv-1.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 f6aa48b291ccff0bb412d75d3e39676d  8.0/RPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.1mdk.i586.rpm
 29ee29ef7e8a620bb097ba15894863d8  8.0/SRPMS/ggv-1.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm
 8ba83f2a2e36130c654ddcdc5e3fa12d  8.0/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0/ppc:
 c691fe132f0b3f1fb98d07a9fd13eaec  ppc/8.0/RPMS/ggv-1.1.0-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 c676d9cf3027aad59c9bcd999dbc0395  ppc/8.0/RPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 29ee29ef7e8a620bb097ba15894863d8  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/ggv-1.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm
 8ba83f2a2e36130c654ddcdc5e3fa12d  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1:
 15a10fe4997b50ab85550bdb127a3c40  8.1/RPMS/ggv-1.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 e0c77ebef5f605695cb56891792b7d1a  8.1/RPMS/gv-3.5.8-27.1mdk.i586.rpm
 29ee29ef7e8a620bb097ba15894863d8  8.1/SRPMS/ggv-1.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm
 7a68b2646f2e096e361d588c294b667e  8.1/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-27.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
 ff2f0007298994ad02a3c0d3854ac8cf  ia64/8.1/RPMS/ggv-1.1.0-1.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 bf7937d85a5afc8130b15a3e53a97932  ia64/8.1/RPMS/gv-3.5.8-27.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 29ee29ef7e8a620bb097ba15894863d8  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/ggv-1.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm
 7a68b2646f2e096e361d588c294b667e  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-27.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 aa48a69b54c65b95c7e275e7b629e80b  8.2/RPMS/ggv-1.1.94-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
 f8e4b712a41d12def21a472fb9254d2c  8.2/RPMS/gv-3.5.8-27.1mdk.i586.rpm
 8af9571addcf36698f79adac159991bb  8.2/SRPMS/ggv-1.1.94-2.1mdk.src.rpm
 7a68b2646f2e096e361d588c294b667e  8.2/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-27.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/ppc:
 605009f1dd90aba3bb97feb20b64a8ff  ppc/8.2/RPMS/ggv-1.1.94-2.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 dadf1eb3b820217c938e26aab444a95b  ppc/8.2/RPMS/gv-3.5.8-27.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 8af9571addcf36698f79adac159991bb  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/ggv-1.1.94-2.1mdk.src.rpm
 7a68b2646f2e096e361d588c294b667e  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-27.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 264e443b2016667412a551e3c244b39d  9.0/RPMS/ggv-1.99.9-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 7b41b1ac7af9cc7b219dbf0098eb157a  9.0/RPMS/gv-3.5.8-27.1mdk.i586.rpm
 753664cc3cd3a8ce0b22a58631ef4c94  9.0/SRPMS/ggv-1.99.9-1.1mdk.src.rpm
 7a68b2646f2e096e361d588c294b667e  9.0/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-27.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):


To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one 
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to 

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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