DSA 962-1: New pdftohtml packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 02/01/2006 12:12 PM

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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 962-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 1st, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : pdftohtml
Vulnerability : buffer overflows
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CVE-2005-3191 CVE-2005-3192 CVE-2005-3193 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 which are also present in pdftohtml, a utility that
translates PDF documents into HTML format, 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 pdftohtml packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.36-11sarge1.

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

We recommend that you upgrade your pdftohtml 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/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 602 c7095f7045d69bcebca90ade3f62a9a4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 11388 17672ff97722b502d4d5b3ab804401e3
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 300922 75ad095bb51e1f66c9f7691e6af12f44

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 313926 ec897e4a81702159e516e823317e8652

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 259576 de188540a99fb893584e2c9a2f1c0e41

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 266372 93821a971df9623124f68216c541f307

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 253790 45b7b46b375e72507ebdf83b609b9bd3

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 374010 a64d9a344341b8ff8f88ceba02a2481e

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 330128 4ccc9307617411979efbca1d594f463b

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 234598 e14153061b6f573e619f9dbd76bfbda8

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 311310 067a76c99fd6f144f7c75613b37493c7

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 307086 9890b5cec47e5e8e8ae4a9442c326253

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 269364 9f345aa5ef3480b3d4591eeb4071bfa7

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 242284 4eb6779646c115bfe6ca7e7baaaaaec8

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pdftohtml/pdftohtml_0.36-11sarge1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 245330 7dbf6432f1cc0a2e6d9b42ffa80b588f


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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