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Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: catdoc, cabextract

Oct 28, 2004, 18:59 (0 Talkback[s])

Debian Security Advisory DSA 575-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
October 28th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : catdoc
Vulnerability : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2003-0193
Debian Bug : 183525

A temporary file problem has been discovered in xlsview from the catdoc suite, convertors from Word to TeX and plain text, which could lead to local users being able to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on predictable temporary file names.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.91.5-1.woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.91.5-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your catdoc package.

Upgrade Instructions


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


Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 571 5fbd54b800449adcf10d9498fec33c4c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 14289 652e8c7c13aeb743db5b22ad19b86358
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 123460 9d9b32b4d579ea143989533e91bc196c

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 78750 a95948f97107f79d1ae917128c489729

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 66898 94f0f2f0bccb8abbed2f70fd70d8d9f1

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 83648 7ad9075148ffeda180c904ee680f75e5

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 71094 ca3b29e69806dbaf8e452c44fa240785

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 65900 59af477395669716660602080a337d76

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 73720 116e8e1521724514c9d93226f616ad56

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 73726 6d8e050ad06cee6970fa4771da484b45

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 68090 d9d5e32d398c76497fbc3408b163ed18

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 67120 0834a0f473eaf106576e7b7034e3fe5c

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 70882 3977e5706886c40c320062b3a4800b7e

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



Debian Security Advisory DSA 574-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
October 28th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : cabextract
Vulnerability : missing directory sanitising
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-0916
Debian Bug : 277522

The upstream developers discovered a problem in cabextract, a tool to extract cabinet files. The program was able to overwrite files in upper directories. This could lead an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.2-2b.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.1-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your cabextract package.

Upgrade Instructions


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


Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 568 72c81704917abe1f37ae4694392c97e3
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2314 d31e74e1186f00a60dc944bec28829f9
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 66136 8f59514ec67cfb43658c57c67c864b74

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 20344 2eba57f87ea2348e3e0322eb5d7ce3a5

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 16514 0c1b72dfef4454c9a4140d4728b6d56d

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 15054 f0b5a915d31a51dbad5df5163c326204

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 23934 7a180cb2c7321533839d88edfde0664e

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 17784 50e507a1108c883a550f6b14b01238be

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 15034 e576be7c48a6217bc3d04f850b622ea9

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 17948 427396df5074b07059f35d1603512423

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 17884 de2d86ebeb9fdcaf58f99e403ca4ba86

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 16572 f087bc23f1a5ff782ad4a15563482af0

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 16658 44e78328ade15ef1b71fe5fec2738bc7

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cabextract/cabextract_0.2-2b_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 18692 ad98229293a9a753db5d371cab657d06

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


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>