[Security Announce] [ MDKSA-2006:229 ] - Updated evince packages fix buffer overflow vulnerability
Posted on: 12/14/2006 06:10 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-2006:229
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : evince
Date : December 13, 2006
Affected: 2007.0
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Problem Description:

Stack-based buffer overflow in ps.c for evince 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 2007.0:
9cac7456ee1b25c93bd73c430475baaf 2007.0/i586/evince-0.6.0-1.2mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
d8a6e0604fe5fff79909659bd2fa0136 2007.0/SRPMS/evince-0.6.0-1.2mdv2007.0.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2007.0/X86_64:
5d231a5f65991fe2383cdfc907425b77 2007.0/x86_64/evince-0.6.0-1.2mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm
d8a6e0604fe5fff79909659bd2fa0136 2007.0/SRPMS/evince-0.6.0-1.2mdv2007.0.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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