GLSA 200608-22 fbida: Arbitrary command execution
Posted on: 08/23/2006 11:05 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - fbida: Arbitrary command execution. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200608-22
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: fbida: Arbitrary command execution
Date: August 23, 2006
Bugs: #141684
ID: 200608-22

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Synopsis
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The fbgs script provided by fbida allows the execution of arbitrary
code.

Background
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fbida is a collection of image viewers and editors for the framebuffer
console and X11. fbgs is a PostScript and PDF viewer for the linux
framebuffer console.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/fbida lt; 2.03-r4 gt;= 2.03-r4

Description
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Toth Andras has discovered a typographic mistake in the "fbgs" script,
shipped with fbida if the "fbcon" and "pdf" USE flags are both enabled.
This script runs "gs" without the -dSAFER option, thus allowing a
PostScript file to execute, delete or create any kind of file on the
system.

Impact
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A remote attacker can entice a vulnerable user to view a malicious
PostScript or PDF file with fbgs, which may result with the execution
of arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All fbida users with the "fbcon" and "pdf" USE flags both enabled
should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-gfx/fbida-2.03-r4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-3119
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3119

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200608-22.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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