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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-17 ] PDFlib: Multiple buffer overflows Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: PDFlib: Multiple buffer overflows (GLSA 200803-17)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 10, 2008
Bug(s): #203287
ID: 200803-17

Synopsis

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows have been reported in PDFlib.

Background

PDFlib is a library for generating PDF on the fly.

Affected Packages

Package: media-libs/pdflib
Vulnerable: < 7.0.2_p8
Unaffected: >= 7.0.2_p8
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

poplix reported multiple boundary errors in the pdc_fsearch_fopen() function when processing overly long filenames.

Impact

A remote attacker could send specially crafted content to a vulnerable application using PDFlib, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PDFlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/pdflib-7.0.2_p8"


References

CVE-2007-6561


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