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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1220-1 (pstotext)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.1

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to pstotext announced via advisory DSA 1220-1. Brian May discovered that pstotext, a utility to extract plain text from Postscript and PDF files, performs insufficient quoting of file names, which allows execution of arbitrary shell commands.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.9-1sarge2. The build for the mipsel architecture is not yet available due to technical problems with the build host. For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 1.9-4. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.9-4. We recommend that you upgrade your pstotext package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201220-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)