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|Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200807-04 ] Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbit
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200807-04)
Date: July 08, 2008
Poppler is affected by a memory management issue, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
Poppler is a cross-platform PDF rendering library originally based on Xpdf.
Vulnerable: < 0.6.3-r1
Unaffected: >= 0.6.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Felipe Andres Manzano reported a memory management issue in the Page class constructor/destructor.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/poppler-0.6.3-r1"