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|Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:47 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200412-02 ] PDFlib: Multiple overflows in the include
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: PDFlib: Multiple overflows in the included TIFF library (GLSA 200412-02)
Date: December 05, 2004
PDFlib is vulnerable to multiple overflows, which can potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
PDFlib is a library providing functions to handle PDF files. It includes a modified TIFF library used to process TIFF images.
Vulnerable: < 5.0.4_p1
Unaffected: >= 5.0.4_p1
Architectures: All supported architectures
The TIFF library is subject to several known vulnerabilities (see GLSA 200410-11). Most of these overflows also apply to PDFlib.
A remote attacker could entice a user or web application to process a carefully crafted PDF file or TIFF image using a PDFlib-powered program. This can potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the program processing the file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PDFlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/pdflib-5.0.4_p1"
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