Package : libextractor Vulnerability : buffer overflows Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE IDs : CVE-2005-3191 CVE-2005-3192 CVE-2005-3193 CVE-2005-2097 CVE-2005-3624 CVE-2005-3625 CVE-2005-3626 CVE-2005-3627 CVE-2005-3628
"infamous41md" and Chris Evans discovered several heap based buffer overflows in xpdf, the Portable Document Format (PDF) suite, which is also present in libextractor, a library to extract arbitrary meta-data from files, and which can lead to a denial of service by crashing the application or possibly to the execution of arbitrary code.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain libextractor packages.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.4.2-2sarge2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 0.5.8-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libextractor packages.
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 3.1 alias sarge - --------------------------------