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New catdoc packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 575-1 Martin Schulze
October 28th, 2004
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Package : catdoc
Vulnerability : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2003-0193
Debian Bug : 183525

A temporary file problem has been discovered in xlsview from the catdoc suite, convertors from Word to TeX and plain text, which could lead to local users being able to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on predictable temporary file names.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.91.5-1.woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.91.5-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your catdoc package.

Upgrade Instructions

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

Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 571 5fbd54b800449adcf10d9498fec33c4c
Size/MD5 checksum: 14289 652e8c7c13aeb743db5b22ad19b86358
Size/MD5 checksum: 123460 9d9b32b4d579ea143989533e91bc196c

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 78750 a95948f97107f79d1ae917128c489729

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 66898 94f0f2f0bccb8abbed2f70fd70d8d9f1

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 83648 7ad9075148ffeda180c904ee680f75e5

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 71094 ca3b29e69806dbaf8e452c44fa240785

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 65900 59af477395669716660602080a337d76

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 73720 116e8e1521724514c9d93226f616ad56

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 73726 6d8e050ad06cee6970fa4771da484b45

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 68090 d9d5e32d398c76497fbc3408b163ed18

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 67120 0834a0f473eaf106576e7b7034e3fe5c

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 70882 3977e5706886c40c320062b3a4800b7e

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