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Debian: New libtk-img packages fix arbitrary code execution Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the GIF image parsing code of Tk, a cross-platform graphical toolkit, could lead to denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1598-1                                  Thijs Kinkhorst
June 19, 2008               
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Package        : libtk-img
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-0553

It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the GIF image parsing code
of Tk, a cross-platform graphical toolkit, could lead to denial of
service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.3-release-7.

We recommend that you upgrade your libtk-img 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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:      955 899003c10c63f4045b6df8ef32d3fafe
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3918119 ee19a7fdaaa64e9d85eeecd3b78bce8f
    Size/MD5 checksum:   242795 deb7118d93d3657201e4892c0e62e1d2

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   461706 7394a577a99522bdabcf6016dcc05de7

arm architecture (ARM)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   435110 96a6c430a51de8914023256029ebac06

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   488468 78173de530e68252090369658db6dab7

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   431784 902eaac4fba63bccf7be864ff1242aa0

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   601570 4c004fd7d945b8f3e4591b5bf27ce0a8

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   445292 33639ca7ed46125b98e503c2b82e34e8

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   440938 20d279c06711eb509f42d48ac697ba9f

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   452162 8e87166cc45ccbf4c0a38ee36993f472

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   457402 2857259815207722d226c8fd90e78923

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   421954 686340dad232ce09f661569e37387b4d

  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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