New xpdf packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 12/30/2004 05:03 PM

New xpdf packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

Package : xpdf
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-1125
Debian Bug : 286742 286983

An iDEFENSE security researcher discovered a buffer overflow in xpdf,the portable document format (PDF) suite. A maliciously crafted PDFfile could exploit this problem, resulting in the execution of arbitrarycode.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.00-3.3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.00-11.

We recommend that you upgrade your xdpf package immediately.

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 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:
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These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.

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