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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1498-1 Steve Kemp
February 19, 2008
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Package : libimager-perl
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2007-2459
Debian Bug : 421582

It was discovered that libimager-perl, a Perl extension for Generating 24
bit images, did not correctly handle 8-bit per-pixel compressed images,
which could allow the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution, this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your libimager-perl 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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 3049 e82e882633056ddef2beec5107085163
Size/MD5 checksum: 702 a2325e2e5fd0522924e1c394260fb902
Size/MD5 checksum: 757843 19cfffe047909599226f76694155f996

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
Size/MD5 checksum: 648188 54c4d2bfd5fc8db396cf8d9f30ee138e

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
Size/MD5 checksum: 610124 06b382fe65e0ab39f66436c9a7574c9e

arm architecture (ARM)
Size/MD5 checksum: 589256 185b679c399cbafeae33ceefe39e679c

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
Size/MD5 checksum: 620720 445a0a72c32922d42e7c37afb8c5a361

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
Size/MD5 checksum: 605222 38189ae2167604712b8cb74dbefd5f7a

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
Size/MD5 checksum: 751930 17f9e9c322ed61445eea4a7c38b2b0fc

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
Size/MD5 checksum: 557940 0e37144272d8f1aed97986e6af175870

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
Size/MD5 checksum: 556756 b67b32674f7951f62496cce70e079f00

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
Size/MD5 checksum: 571872 2472728525f114e0faebc7832eeb66c4

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
Size/MD5 checksum: 607238 eab7744246cea808db37625cc46aac6f

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>
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