Debian alert: New xfstt packages fix several vulnerabilities

Posted by dave on Aug 1, 2003 5:05 AM EDT
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xfstt, a TrueType font server for the X window system was found to contain two classes of vulnerabilities:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 360-1                                        Matt Zimmerman
August 1st, 2003              
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Package        : xfstt
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0581, CAN-2003-0625

xfstt, a TrueType font server for the X window system was found to
contain two classes of vulnerabilities:

- - CAN-2003-0581: a remote attacker could send requests crafted to
  trigger any of several buffer overruns, causing a denial of service or
  possibly executing arbitrary code on the server with the privileges
  of the "nobody" user.

- - CAN-2003-0625: certain invalid data sent during the connection
  handshake could allow a remote attacker to read certain regions of
  memory belonging to the xfstt process.  This information could be
  used for fingerprinting, or to aid in exploitation of a different

For the current stable distribution (woody) these problems have been
fixed in version 1.2.1-3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), CAN-2003-0581 is fixed in xfstt
1.5-1, and CAN-2003-0625 will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you update your xfstt package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      501 962c048c51ad11527a2968dcab0f70cc
      Size/MD5 checksum:   106104 9a5cd36572b2b422e3f13c1c076256b2

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    79490 a5be8fb0fca57ea3397f56060b2e4746

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    65656 dee8ba57aec56b3ad9f1a160c4aa928b

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    66590 0fd927a55db3a257dd1e4c1f1b76ebe4

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   101308 5b61105d87ac63565f3e653c10935554

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    74966 f3f8cc0f9b62340a805cda547b04e90b

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    65276 e3c46415661c96a46a5a461b8cb7c72c

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    77998 6008f0a2f2c5133b55db5df1c3d2e6c5

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    77912 8827f5bdde0e85013ea221b9feb60ae9

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    65970 d1793d80f35e87b7b094e4343158325e

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    66458 2bd0811824f8a5c90fd77cb2f3d18fcf

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    66234 ba8c136d18589a8265e265b7b89008c3

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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