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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:35 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-security] GLSA: xpdf Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200301-1
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PACKAGE : xpdf
SUMMARY : integer overflow
DATE : 2003-01-02 10:01 UTC
EXPLOIT : local and remote

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- From iDEFENSE advisory:

"The pdftops filter in the Xpdf and CUPS packages contains an integer overflow that can be exploited to gain the privileges of the target user or in some cases the increased privileges of the 'lp' user if installed setuid. There are multiple ways of exploiting this vulnerability."

Read the full advisory at
http://www.idefense.com/advisory/12.23.02.txt

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running app-text/xpdf-1.01-r1 or earlier update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge xpdf
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
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