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Debian: Updated gv packages fix arbitrary code execution Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1214-2                                   Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 27th, 2006           
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Package        : gv
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-5864
Debian Bug     : 398292

The original update provided in DSA 1214-1 was insufficient; this update
corrects this. For reference the original advisory below:

Renaud Lifchitz discovered that gv, the PostScript and PDF viewer for X,
performs insufficient boundary checks in the Postscript parsing code,
which allows the execution of arbitrary code through a buffer overflow.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.6.1-10sarge2.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
fixed in version 3.6.2-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.6.2-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your gv package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      562 2870520620770dc432dbdaa1e7e142d0
      Size/MD5 checksum:    30712 3722a960c3256870ca1fa1ccfd9233d0
      Size/MD5 checksum:   453921 ace080d647b70f46fca7946e9543b79e

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   205114 77a27845f5f5f01e8990ec9d21462c22

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   178158 a090a76c844cd4f3c436bd79574b2537

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   171792 0ac3bebc912bc97b650e642e5b7a6fb2

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   183804 97647fb85e922d0613a0192d26c11a2b

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   169170 7b69ed8385a605b87b1bf2f9dc687fbc

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   236484 bfb71248f803f4872d72564513014962

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   152820 9ff5dd66d496e50bd469478cd6839588

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   188510 9395b0df411569697520139b63bc6bf5

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   187894 b0fd7324e56afa992d3fc780bceb0762

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   178972 3a69e3cba502d0c5f3a437d63eef1111

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   176486 cbb51ea7484e8ffb8c4de6a577280734

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   166592 d76b0edee71f6ca50b0083c1889760ed

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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