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Security update for html2ps


(Last modified: 11OCT2002)

solutions Security update for html2ps SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (71fbde380dbe82162e3cedbed3533444)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: html2ps
Release: 20021011
Obsoletes: none


Everybody should update to this version.


Problem description

html2ps contained various insecure open() calls in the perl script which allowed evil constructed HTML input to execute arbitrary commands when converted to postscript.
Since html2ps is used as a printfilter for HTML an update is strongly recommended. As a quick and dirty workaround, the /usr/bin/html2ps file can be removed on printservers. This will make the printing of HTML files impossible and closes the hole until the new package is installed.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh html2ps.rpm

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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