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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:19 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200501-13 ] pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xp Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf (GLSA 200501-13)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 10, 2005
Bug(s): #75200
ID: 200501-13

Synopsis


pdftohtml includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it
vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code upon converting a malicious PDF
file.


Background


pdftohtml is a utility to convert PDF files to HTML or XML
formats. It makes use of Xpdf code to decode PDF files.


Affected Packages

Package: app-text/pdftohtml
Vulnerable: < 0.36-r2
Unaffected: >= 0.36-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Xpdf is vulnerable to integer overflows, as described in GLSA
200412-24.


Impact


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.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All pdftohtml users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/pdftohtml-0.36-r2"


References

GLSA 200412-24
CAN-2004-1125


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