DSA 1243-1: New evince packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 12/28/2006 01:25 AM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1243-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 28th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : evince
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-5864

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.
Evince embeds a copy of gv and needs an update as well.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.1.5-2sarge1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.4.0-3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.4.0-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your evince 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:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1627 82308e07e1d4ff19d5c20bfa08a2ca4d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 35845 31a28bde68dcb7d3e251f9dc1b9f88ab
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1005696 cc698ae555493976c43275894e235aa3

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 615800 e9d03d4c920192617d3648626f6278cf

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 539460 023f8defb0d66307fadd02d4e28e74bc

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 542130 fa1d8a7dae315c096d2ab50a072df5a1

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 641274 933d0b4eb4674cd0b9371eb45b9db683

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 547712 701bf1d4c90d3df689b473c5ee49a2c6

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 698850 6e716fc726f6697ef00cd159bb62797e

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 513772 d935177d44a9966c6d9a70b5789c8c99

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 561008 25acbd50276a480fd90e21ab4a0ef1e1

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 555142 53a745c52d5832a10b482e64c230ad14

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 551168 2d1a37729b9ccec24c8549c583672fc3

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 544150 db01c57b798b13ff73fed60b6c2f192c

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/evince/evince_0.1.5-2sarge1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 521424 176053a2c120ee66cf5f449ee7eb3d07

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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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