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tetex Command execution vulnerability in dvips




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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200210-004
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PACKAGE : tetex
SUMMARY : Command execution vulnerability in dvips
EXPLOIT : local & remote
DATE    : 2002-10-18 22:00 UTC

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Olaf Kirch of SuSE has discovered a vulnerability in dvips that
allowed remote users with printing access to execute command as the 
lp user by sending carefully crafted printjobs. 

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
app-text/tetex-1.0.7-r10 and earlier update their systems
as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge tetex
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
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