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Debian: New libcairo packages fix arbitrary code execution

Peter Valchev (Google Security) discovered a series of integer overflow weaknesses in Cairo, a vector graphics rendering library used by many other applications. If an application uses cairo to render a maliciously-crafted PNG image, the vulnerability allows the execution of arbitrary code. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1542-1                                   Devin Carraway
April 09, 2008              
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Package        : libcairo
Vulnerability  : integer overflow
Problem type   : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-5503

Peter Valchev (Google Security) discovered a series of integer
overflow weaknesses in Cairo, a vector graphics rendering library used
by many other applications.  If an application uses cairo to render a
maliciously-crafted PNG image, the vulnerability allows the execution
of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.2.4-4.1+etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.4.10-1.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libcairo packages.

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 4.0 (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
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   Size/MD5 checksum:    29508 df191c1acebf8b74f4dc9e9684694827

Architecture independent packages:
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alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
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amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
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arm architecture (ARM)
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hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
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i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
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ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
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mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
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   Size/MD5 checksum:   178908 2fc76539c9e93e47664b020d970ab87a

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
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   Size/MD5 checksum:   390846 90a7ca3743af4aaf0242381765d00fc2
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powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
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s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
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sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
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   Size/MD5 checksum:   357198 ab14875b97ba5a4dcbf78af6698c3a9e
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   Size/MD5 checksum:   431810 0da0e67c3ee915b8b61acccae7cb3f8d

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

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For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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