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|Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200602-12 ] GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf cod
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf code (GLSA 200602-12)
Date: February 21, 2006
GPdf includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.
GPdf is a Gnome PDF viewer.
Vulnerable: < 2.10.0-r4
Unaffected: >= 2.10.0-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures
Dirk Mueller found a heap overflow vulnerability in the XPdf codebase when handling splash images that exceed size of the associated bitmap.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GPdf users should upgrade to the latest version.
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gpdf-2.10.0-r4"
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