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[DSA1220] DSA-1220-1 pstotext

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-1220-1 pstotext

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Brian May discovered that pstotext, a utility to extract plain text from
Postscript and PDF files, performs insufficient quoting of file names,
which permits execution of arbitrary shell commands.
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.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1220
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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