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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200807-04)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 08, 2008
Bug(s): #229931
ID: 200807-04

Synopsis

Poppler is affected by a memory management issue, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Poppler is a cross-platform PDF rendering library originally based on Xpdf.

Affected Packages

Package: app-text/poppler
Vulnerable: < 0.6.3-r1
Unaffected: >= 0.6.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Felipe Andres Manzano reported a memory management issue in the Page class constructor/destructor.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file with a Poppler-based PDF viewer such as Gentoo's Xpdf, Epdfview, or Evince, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/poppler-0.6.3-r1"


References

CVE-2008-2950
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