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Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - groff

Oct 03, 2001, 01:10 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 16:56:40 -0300
Subject: [CLA-2001:428] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - groff
From: secure@conectiva.com.br

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : groff
SUMMARY   : Multiple vulnerabilities in groff
DATE      : 2001-10-02 16:36:00
ID        : CLA-2001:428
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 4.0, 4.0es, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, prg graficos, ecommerce, 5.1, 6.0

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DESCRIPTION
 Groff is the GNU version of troff, a document processor that ships 
 with most Unix systems. Among other functions, it formats system
 manual pages into human-readable form.
 
 This release fixes two security problems:
 
 1. ISS X-Force released an advisory[1] about GNU Groff utilities
 reading untrusted commands from the current working directory.
 Unsuspecting users, including root, could be tricked into running
 arbitrary commands on the system.
 
 2. Zenith Parse discovered[2] that the pic command (which is used by
 the printer daemon and others) is vulnerable to a format string
 attack which makes it possible to circumvent groff's safe mode and
 execute commands which would otherwise be disabled.


SOLUTION
 All users should upgrade.
 
 
 REFERENCES
 1. http://www.securityfocus.com/cgi-bin/archive.pl?id=1&mid=137588
 2. http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3103


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/i386/groff-1.17.2-1U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/i386/groff-extras-1.17.2-1U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/i386/groff-gxditview-1.17.2-1U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/i386/groff-doc-1.17.2-1U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/SRPMS/groff-1.17.2-1U40_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/i386/groff-1.17.2-1U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/i386/groff-extras-1.17.2-1U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/i386/groff-gxditview-1.17.2-1U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/i386/groff-doc-1.17.2-1U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/SRPMS/groff-1.17.2-1U40_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/i386/groff-1.17.2-1U41_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/i386/groff-extras-1.17.2-1U41_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/i386/groff-gxditview-1.17.2-1U41_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/i386/groff-doc-1.17.2-1U41_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/SRPMS/groff-1.17.2-1U41_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/i386/groff-1.17.2-1U42_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/i386/groff-extras-1.17.2-1U42_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/i386/groff-gxditview-1.17.2-1U42_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/i386/groff-doc-1.17.2-1U42_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/SRPMS/groff-1.17.2-1U42_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/groff-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/groff-extras-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/groff-gxditview-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/groff-doc-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/groff-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/groff-1.17.2-1U51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/groff-extras-1.17.2-1U51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/groff-gxditview-1.17.2-1U51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/groff-doc-1.17.2-1U51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/groff-1.17.2-1U51_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/groff-1.17.2-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/groff-extras-1.17.2-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/groff-gxditview-1.17.2-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/groff-doc-1.17.2-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/groff-1.17.2-1U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/groff-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/groff-extras-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/groff-gxditview-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/groff-doc-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/SRPMS/groff-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/groff-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/groff-extras-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/groff-gxditview-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/groff-doc-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/SRPMS/groff-1.17.2-1U50_1cl.src.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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