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|Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:32 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-10 ] pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xp
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf (GLSA 200502-10)
Date: February 09, 2005
pdftohtml includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it
vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code upon converting a malicious PDF
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-r3
Unaffected: >= 0.36-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures
Xpdf is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, as described in GLSA
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-r3"
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