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Debian: UPDATE: html2ps arbitrary code execution Print E-mail
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Debian The security update from DSA 192-1 contained a syntax error which is now fixed.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 192-2                                        Martin Schulze
December 6th, 2002 ://

Package        : html2ps
Vulnerability  : arbitrary code execution
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no

The security update from DSA 192-1 contained a syntax error which is
now fixed.  For completeness we include the text of the old advisory:

   The SuSE Security Team found a vulnerability in html2ps, a HTML to
   PostScript converter, that opened files based on unsanitized input
   insecurely.  This problem can be exploited when html2ps is
   installed as filter within lrpng and the attacker has previously
   gained access to the lp account.

This problem has been fixed in version 1.0b3-1.2 for the current
stable distribution (woody), in version 1.0b1-8.2 for the old stable
distribution (potato) and in version 1.0b3-3 for the unstable
distribution (sid).

We recommend that you upgrade your html2ps 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

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      532 a95c08f237b3ae51f0f16e86b16b8d4b
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35618 63878fa43db620e918b4bc27a217f79f
      Size/MD5 checksum:   107435 00fb5ac8c3769473b53ec4ad20e9b7cb

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   134772 f5df85ec5e0a8113ae5f9bc31a324142

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      532 d340b5eba901049f512ff77fac127b3e
      Size/MD5 checksum:    38215 1876826cf5be35f56f1c4c417b45fc48
      Size/MD5 checksum:   121826 984eff60249bcf2d6ce871e32acefb9a

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   146438 ee707e980052c595a6a778f65ceafa57

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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