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Debian: xpdf buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian There is an integer overflow in the pdftops filter from the xpdf package that can be exploited to gain the privileges of the target user.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 222-1                                        Martin Schulze
January 6th, 2003              

Package        : xpdf
Vulnerability  : integer overflow
Problem-Type   : local, remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2002-1384

iDEFENSE discovered an integer overflow in the pdftops filter from the
xpdf package that can be exploited to gain the privileges of the
target user.  This can lead to gaining privileged access to the 'lp'
user if thee pdftops program is part of the print filter.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 1.00-3.1.

For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.90-8.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been
fixed in version 2.01-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your xpdf 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:      574 2a6a10836edfa134643e54eabdf7800a
      Size/MD5 checksum:     5732 6048fc73fb6c3bdb84988bfa14f39e4d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   391204 a7678b64713a466279b61c28ba01134b

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1186210 ec915ccf9d83ab7e80ab01b390e4d29d

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1044416 de2ee7c2dbc53fbd288e0c142eca2c73

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   970292 903b558758cecb9010d49bc011feba9c

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   937202 414e5f0c67a0d8dbb5403d2b3f4cdefd

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   998784 6e2c8520b103de3d997f22d5bd1edc43

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   967906 4f91ac10e70deeddf31910c8b8804dcc

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      705 10b8248182e33e5f808b918164c65e1a
      Size/MD5 checksum:     9193 b2a726030843f6dba93fca9cf7ee2f07
      Size/MD5 checksum:   397750 81f3c381cef729e4b6f4ce21cf5bbf3c

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    38352 5d2bb590b9e8048777f97ae716ad7fd9
      Size/MD5 checksum:     1284 96fad618de11d4bb5a417597f52fd140

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   570340 abcba0057c5163cfa16677861afe0444
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1043778 fff419b1f683dda8d42c6cf5a532466a

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   486522 181d893a1d72fb57ec2a710b686d9653
      Size/MD5 checksum:   885110 197c160a3a8e369120ebf6c0b3887fc2

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   449114 aaf65860ba521173078d4bd05d509221
      Size/MD5 checksum:   827038 8e6f7917d7beab9791ae199df03ed137

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   681614 b5c776d364d54288eeca24b2bc3c3f16
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1226210 192370f58c4ea2c0b0afe081e06c814a

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   563210 a299eac56445c113a2e1c854e6aa4b41
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1031636 ad0fd54f0b845aeb0833f1251728f150

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   427002 645824dbba65ad2d348a6506c3693786
      Size/MD5 checksum:   793786 a7dbbb63426e69e461f71b8e09daae1b

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   554532 06ae29ea680a8d5147eb7ecc4e2a6a89
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1015364 2c9e8af2ecfed78b81afc4b71b1b252d

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   545672 f91403c256d83e17565a3e6d7dfcf3ec
      Size/MD5 checksum:   997232 37178c976f59ad89fe70250cb5a36927

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   469694 7fc743072be7aa60ca276300df5c31b1
      Size/MD5 checksum:   858468 0608406ee86bbb12d612ceb2b70822ac

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   420886 f1a7ce5d72574bac00f6ab033ddbc549
      Size/MD5 checksum:   771686 1321ebf1e33163335c024e0489734734

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   443210 39beec8cccdfc893fa1f6d04b7f5e1cb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   808376 a445dd84481dbd9f283a6365066ef992

  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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