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Debian Security Advisory DSA 176-1 (gv)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.6

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

15 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to gv announced via advisory DSA 176-1.

Insight

Insight

Zen-parse discovered a buffer overflow in gv, a PostScript and PDF viewer for X11. 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 3.5.8-26.1 for the current stable distribution (woody), in version 3.5.8-17.1 for the old stable distribution (potato) and version 3.5.8-27 for the unstable distribution (sid). We recommend that you upgrade your gv package.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20176-1

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