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Debian: xpdf-i buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian iDEFENSE discovered an integer overflow in the pdftops filter from the xpdf and xpdf-i packages that can be exploited to gain the privileges of the target user.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 226-1                                        Martin Schulze
January 10th, 2003             

Package        : xpdf-i
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 and xpdf-i packages 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) xpdf-i is only a dummy
package and the problem was fixed in xpdf already.

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-i 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:      583 39b7a7cf9e4aa20884eaea1b9d10d365
      Size/MD5 checksum:    17185 340102cc03341ca09ed63e1fccc88a4e
      Size/MD5 checksum:   391204 a7678b64713a466279b61c28ba01134b

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1224198 a6f19fa411ae6ef54a4ff8d442aa6929

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1070284 eda5bb67db61041ab45c1f3a3d966edd

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   998958 8c210c91bf986b60e7a0b115380d61d0

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   963146 a00eca751401cccf20d7bca77d7f3ef7

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1026286 6270cc9e4a9476c74e4b251c3c652525

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   987002 6445cf311bd4b12df4cda95e432fc1f0

  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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