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DSA 179-1-New gnome-gv packages fix buffer overflow

by Nikola Strahija on October 18th, 2002 Zen-parse discovered a buffer overflow in gv, a PostScript and PDF viewer for X11. The same code is present in gnome-gv. This problem is triggered by scanning the PostScript file and can be exploited by an attacker sending a malformed PostScript or PDF file. The attacker is able to cause arbitrary code to be run with the privileges of the victim.

This problem has been fixed in version 1.1.96-3.1 for the current
stable distribution (woody), in version 0.82-2.1 for the old stable
distribution (potato) and version 1.99.7-9 for the unstable
distribution (sid).

We recommend that you upgrade your gnome-gv package.

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 2.2 alias potato
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Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 807 82140169547f88c38b9965be1bc9a69c
Size/MD5 checksum: 8494 103905f14d882282d0e976a29111bbb2
Size/MD5 checksum: 369538 c4542420f0f7aeafea6764718b398341

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 145076 05ebc47d64924740b4a6efced375ed00

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 131928 44f502cc48717739484999b677b23e52

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 131118 7d2712b05b78e757568efabee83c9bc0

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 126710 38225171738cca0d10b9c1f91313ad0d

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 132002 b3208e369afc8754480f80f6aa2b11c5

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 136274 156b99fa91b627e91f5e2c3dde50ffc7

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 831 4f3c53098ca78e9532f62778f0cf3b0a
Size/MD5 checksum: 23903 b33d66f44f186f88829a0537da99d549
Size/MD5 checksum: 742271 5d80db150adb4bfc5398d8a90ee2f9dd

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 340232 87adcdb4e9ef30d25b95734555f3c134

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 325244 4a5e426144987c2ab8372976ef65c34e

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 320834 73fc7baeba28750356b628eac22e7ec7

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 380740 e814ebf7089f0717e8d86912ed38cf4b

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 345956 f9bfa25c891ea680d15e2c68498ba7cc

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 314324 dfee84b168b5acc1f2ae7239f7d07f28

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 316934 fc8f5c0c4c71b69acce97f7666187f27

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 315270 4d65c8f3619a14e4f0e8df6e8a3c897b

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 322280 4cf75a0c3f3ba1cc625ee6a13009f43a

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 321032 60c0866b15e838f97fcdb11380d94aea

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 342248 52513f97ca364ed7978f8050a19c4ef2

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and;

Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)


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