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Debian: xpdf arbitrary code execution fix Print E-mail
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Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Debian An iDEFENSE security researcher discovered a buffer overflow in xpdf, the portable document format (PDF) suite. A maliciously crafted PDF file could exploit this problem, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 619-1                                        Martin Schulze
December 30th, 2004           

Package        : xpdf
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1125
Debian Bug     : 286742 286983

An iDEFENSE security researcher discovered a buffer overflow in xpdf,
the portable document format (PDF) suite.  A maliciously crafted PDF
file could exploit this problem, resulting in the execution of arbitrary

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.00-3.3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.00-11.

We recommend that you upgrade your xdpf package immediately.

Upgrade Instructions

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 3.0 alias woody

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      706 23700a27ce16f5eb689c506202d2765b
      Size/MD5 checksum:    10380 e2848faffb3f2e31dd5537455e7080da
      Size/MD5 checksum:   397750 81f3c381cef729e4b6f4ce21cf5bbf3c

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    38564 3569649f520138653c83d1c4f1d3fdb0
      Size/MD5 checksum:     1296 7ec48e5bb253faf7213c77f9e94281a4

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   570750 4fd37ec019d8a5f2b862e657d90f502d
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1045440 55b96bad26e97470e55301131e0d4283

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   487142 658bb5215595409c9c9ff4a6fa30da69
      Size/MD5 checksum:   886356 5d594800ed30fcc9615c903b623d221a

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   449334 a1e4f95151abc321e9edce25f1f6d1e3
      Size/MD5 checksum:   827848 a073ca6d6525d6859e74a845c0c5e962

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   682282 05312ad7277b07e8a26b54e481d53e4a
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1228062 57b770f8890a2669413b2e33ed7452da

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   563810 ea6257a1a8f31847102753686cebae35
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1032614 eb968fd52646d9479eaf4c34de1b6c74

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   427442 dfcde4d3216e845b68fe5abe59921d0a
      Size/MD5 checksum:   794446 51638d6101cb515a36d3f63e33a696d9

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   555190 81dc69c860ae38220a35a21d39240fdd
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1016470 05be0bc2aa13bd8566075340e0db2aa1

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   546214 f24fb28580495f080e9fdccc0378ee2c
      Size/MD5 checksum:   998576 5c94bf2ef4fdf7d3156d1d8e9fcfb5c6

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   470170 fd90900d3dedd0e42019e6476cb93674
      Size/MD5 checksum:   859656 0972961f54cb80f388b7dca2b6dac610

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   429946 d43c003a4e4ce16f23accbb62749eb59
      Size/MD5 checksum:   785632 e162795ddcc181a782d94931f104a096

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   443708 98e0ec7909718388fb43f92a13ab6d1a
      Size/MD5 checksum:   809718 46099f510035036de7473fa7f905d3b4

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

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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