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|Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:19 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200501-13 ] pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xp
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf (GLSA 200501-13)
Date: January 10, 2005
pdftohtml includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code upon converting a malicious PDF file.
pdftohtml is a utility to convert PDF files to HTML or XML formats. It makes use of Xpdf code to decode PDF files.
Vulnerable: < 0.36-r2
Unaffected: >= 0.36-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures
Xpdf is vulnerable to integer overflows, as described in GLSA 200412-24.
An attacker could entice a user to convert a specially-crafted PDF file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running pdftohtml.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All pdftohtml users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/pdftohtml-0.36-r2"
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