[Security Announce] [ MDKSA-2006:214 ] - Updated gv packages fix buffer overflow vulnerability
Posted on: 11/18/2006 12:35 AM

The Mandriva Security Team published a new security update for Mandriva Linux. Here the announcement:

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2006:214
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : gv
Date : November 17, 2006
Affected: 2006.0, 2007.0, Corporate 3.0, Corporate 4.0
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Problem Description:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the ps_gettext function in ps.c for GNU
gv 3.6.2, and possibly earlier versions, allows user-assisted attackers
to execute arbitrary code via a PostScript (PS) file with certain
headers that contain long comments, as demonstrated using the
DocumentMedia header.

Packages have been patched to correct this issue.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5864
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Linux 2006.0:
ce4424472e46670b330f6002505f872d 2006.0/i586/gv-3.6.1-4.2.20060mdk.i586.rpm
86e5b4a6b2a85ac41ec8e5afa1a8316c 2006.0/SRPMS/gv-3.6.1-4.2.20060mdk.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2006.0/X86_64:
45235ffad1a29f06b97c4398522d4109 2006.0/x86_64/gv-3.6.1-4.2.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
86e5b4a6b2a85ac41ec8e5afa1a8316c 2006.0/SRPMS/gv-3.6.1-4.2.20060mdk.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2007.0:
6e1283be29d02cc561a4f70d691aa2ab 2007.0/i586/gv-3.6.1-7.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
8adc972aaae161da8792bc53188144f2 2007.0/SRPMS/gv-3.6.1-7.1mdv2007.0.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2007.0/X86_64:
14dc71ab4e90e9ff5a710a26d9fbbc74 2007.0/x86_64/gv-3.6.1-7.1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm
8adc972aaae161da8792bc53188144f2 2007.0/SRPMS/gv-3.6.1-7.1mdv2007.0.src.rpm

Corporate 3.0:
7d48d9f5848d68634903602b9c74e201 corporate/3.0/i586/gv-3.5.8-31.1.C30mdk.i586.rpm
8802de3f3264171d1a01e63bad0fb5a2 corporate/3.0/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-31.1.C30mdk.src.rpm

Corporate 3.0/X86_64:
f311ea2a2f426eaf0b12388e9701170a corporate/3.0/x86_64/gv-3.5.8-31.1.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm
8802de3f3264171d1a01e63bad0fb5a2 corporate/3.0/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-31.1.C30mdk.src.rpm

Corporate 4.0:
bcacc5d595ece53e589089b2f0ee79f4 corporate/4.0/i586/gv-3.6.1-4.2.20060mlcs4.i586.rpm
28881d7af1aa98d3f1fa77498a6b7c5c corporate/4.0/SRPMS/gv-3.6.1-4.2.20060mlcs4.src.rpm

Corporate 4.0/X86_64:
83ce335c19110b08f0c09bae1367258a corporate/4.0/x86_64/gv-3.6.1-4.2.20060mlcs4.x86_64.rpm
28881d7af1aa98d3f1fa77498a6b7c5c corporate/4.0/SRPMS/gv-3.6.1-4.2.20060mlcs4.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
lt;security*mandriva.comgt;
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