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[DSA179] DSA-179-1 gnome-gv Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Zen-parse discovered a buffer overflow in gv, a PostScript and PDF
viewer for X11. The same code is present in gnome-gv. This problem
is triggered by scanning the PostScript file and can be exploited by
a possible hacker sending a malformed PostScript or PDF file. The attacker
is able to cause arbitrary code to be run with the rights of the
This problem has been fixed in version 1.1.96-3.1 for the current
stable distribution (woody), in version 0.82-2.1 for the old stable
distribution (potato) and version 1.99.7-9 for the unstable
We recommend that you upgrade your gnome-gv package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2002/dsa-179
Threat Level: High
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