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gtkhtml CLA-2003:737





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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : gtkhtml
SUMMARY   : Buffer overflow vulnerability
DATE      : 2003-09-12 10:13:00
ID        : CLA-2003:737
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 7.0, 8, 9

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DESCRIPTION
 The gtkhtml library is used by Evolution and other Gnome programs to
 render basic HTML. Evolution is a Gnome-based personal information
 manager (PIM) which includes e-mail, address book, calendar and other
 integrated features.
 
 Alan Cox discovered two vulnerabilities (CAN-2003-0541[1] and
 CAN-2003-0133[2]) in the gtkhtml library. These vulnerabilities can
 be exploited to at least crash programs linked to gtkhtml by using
 malformed HTML. In the case of Evolution, a remote attacker can use
 an HTML mail as an attack vector.
 
 This update includes fixes for both vulnerabilities. Please note that
 the second one (CAN-2003-0133) affects only the gtkhtml version
 distributed with Conectiva Linux 9.


SOLUTION
 All users should upgrade. Please note that in order to load the fixed
 library, it is necessary to restart all applications linked to it
 after the upgrade.
 
 
 REFERENCES:
 1.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0541
 2.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0133


UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/gtkhtml-1.0.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/gtkhtml-devel-1.0.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/gtkhtml-devel-static-1.0.1-1U70_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/gtkhtml-1.0.1-1U70_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/gtkhtml-1.0.1-4U80_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/gtkhtml-devel-1.0.1-4U80_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/gtkhtml-devel-static-1.0.1-4U80_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/libgtkhtml20-1.0.1-4U80_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/libgtkhtml-i18n-1.0.1-4U80_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/gtkhtml20-1.0.1-4U80_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/gtkhtml-1.1.9-20744U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/gtkhtml-devel-1.1.9-20744U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/gtkhtml-devel-static-1.1.9-20744U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/libgtkhtml20-1.1.9-20744U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/libgtkhtml-i18n-1.1.9-20744U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/SRPMS/gtkhtml20-1.1.9-20744U90_2cl.src.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades:

 - 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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Copyright (c) 2003 Conectiva Inc.
http://www.conectiva.com

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