DSA 940-1: New gpdf packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 01/13/2006 11:22 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 940-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 13th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : gpdf
Vulnerability : buffer overflows
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CVE-2005-3191 CVE-2005-3192 CVE-2005-3624 CVE-2005-3625
CVE-2005-3626 CVE-2005-3627 CVE-2005-3628

"infamous41md" and Chris Evans discovered several heap based buffer
overflows in xpdf, the Portable Document Format (PDF) suite, which is
also present in gpdf, the GNOME version of the Portable Document
Format viewer, and which can lead to a denial of service by crashing
the application or possibly to the execution of arbitrary code.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain gpdf packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.8.2-1.2sarge2

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your gpdf 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/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1663 9e806f6e5ea32832199a8c5bf779266b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 35176 0e59e244b5e3a574dbba224b7e5e1ed0
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1245535 5ceb66aa95e51c4e1d6e10cb29560ff9

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 867712 45327b4e841190f1dab26a4e9dace7c0

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 795140 33092f6e73e3056896e0a5af95f4c2b8

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 781120 be1749c2f690fd09e40eeba5bf73048c

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 781584 aec07b37f0194b7e7893110a5f3b918e

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 957948 2f0c7287a291f6cc868ce42e50ff0115

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 859552 37496bf703c8740fac26efbad4ec18b3

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 745444 1dd485e125aba53e6b2db3022a3af6f4

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 818276 1f5e2bdac04517fb9b3f7256c6737402

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 810922 3f2493da946064a82707e27231819af8

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 799428 2f70be4773f1456a68f3eb1857bdc9fd

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 775768 cb5ac7d4105b5e8584ad839d70a7e482

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gpdf/gpdf_2.8.2-1.2sarge2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 763556 d44d1d73c018018a5cd7e587636ae8d6


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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