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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200602-12 ] GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf cod Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf code (GLSA 200602-12)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 21, 2006
Bug(s): #121511
ID: 200602-12

Synopsis

GPdf includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

GPdf is a Gnome PDF viewer.

Affected Packages

Package: app-text/gpdf
Vulnerable: < 2.10.0-r4
Unaffected: >= 2.10.0-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Dirk Mueller found a heap overflow vulnerability in the XPdf codebase when handling splash images that exceed size of the associated bitmap.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file with GPdf, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the affected application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GPdf users should upgrade to the latest version.
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gpdf-2.10.0-r4"


References

CVE-2006-0301


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