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Debian: New xpdf packages fix several vulnerabilities

Joel Voss of Leviathan Security Group discovered two vulnerabilities in xpdf rendering engine, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed PDF file is opened. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2135-1                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 21, 2010                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : xpdf
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2010-3702 CVE-2010-3704

Joel Voss of Leviathan Security Group discovered two vulnerabilities
in xpdf rendering engine, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary
code if a malformed PDF file is opened.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
version 3.02-1.4+lenny3.

For the upcoming stable distribution (squeeze) and the unstable 
distribution (sid), these problems don't apply, since xpdf has been 
patched to use the Poppler PDF library.

We recommend that you upgrade your poppler packages.

Upgrade instructions
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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.

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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: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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