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Debian: New link-grammar packages fix execution of code

Alin Rad Pop discovered that link-grammar, Carnegie Mellon University's link grammar parser for English, performed insufficient validation within its tokenizer, which could allow a malicious input file to execute arbitrary code. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1432-1                                       Steve Kemp
December 16, 2007           
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Package        : link-grammar
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-5395
Debian Bug     : 450695

Alin Rad Pop discovered that link-grammar, Carnegie Mellon University's
link grammar parser for English, performed insufficient validation within
its tokenizer, which could allow a malicious input file to execute
arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this package was not present.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem was fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your link-grammar package.

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 GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:
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   Size/MD5 checksum:      669 535a962c3aefbf92b3d09bd9355d3b57
   Size/MD5 checksum:     8231 fa03dfbb7a2e0a47130c9f1385eb48d3

Architecture independent packages:
   Size/MD5 checksum:   267530 52ef5d6278b5f8a5a0c0894b3d99235e

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
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   Size/MD5 checksum:   127934 a43908000f552820cdcd2c1a7819f62f

arm architecture (ARM)
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   Size/MD5 checksum:    87732 5dfce7e3245ab16bbab0f2325d462192

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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mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
   Size/MD5 checksum:   138978 56e715e3bba5245263e5ba35ae78276d
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powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
   Size/MD5 checksum:    94278 e4eaa7e42cae572c443d9863d6cc0ca4
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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:    15262 da06736b13a0460c99f41827a98d0dc3
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 These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
 its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
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