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Home » Hacking News » [SECURITY] [DSA 226-1] New xpdf-i packages fix arbitrary command execution

[SECURITY] [DSA 226-1] New xpdf-i packages fix arbitrary command execution

by Nikola Strahija on January 22nd, 2003 iDEFENSE discovered an integer overflow in the pdftops filter from the xpdf and xpdf-i packages that can be exploited to gain the privileges of the target user.


Debian Security Advisory DSA 226-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 10th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : xpdf-i
Vulnerability : integer overflow
Problem-Type : local, remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id : CAN-2002-1384

iDEFENSE discovered an integer overflow in the pdftops filter from the
xpdf and xpdf-i packages that can be exploited to gain the privileges
of the target user. This can lead to gaining privileged access to the
'lp' user if thee pdftops program is part of the print filter.

For the current stable distribution (woody) xpdf-i is only a dummy
package and the problem was fixed in xpdf already.

For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.90-8.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been
fixed in version 2.01-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your xpdf-i 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:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 583 39b7a7cf9e4aa20884eaea1b9d10d365
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 17185 340102cc03341ca09ed63e1fccc88a4e
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 391204 a7678b64713a466279b61c28ba01134b

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1224198 a6f19fa411ae6ef54a4ff8d442aa6929

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1070284 eda5bb67db61041ab45c1f3a3d966edd

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 998958 8c210c91bf986b60e7a0b115380d61d0

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 963146 a00eca751401cccf20d7bca77d7f3ef7

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1026286 6270cc9e4a9476c74e4b251c3c652525

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xpdf-i/xpdf-i_0.90-8.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 987002 6445cf311bd4b12df4cda95e432fc1f0


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

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


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