Package : xpdf 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 package 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) this problem has been fixed in version 1.00-3.1.
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 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 ---------------------------------