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GPdf, KPDF, KOffice: Vulnerabilities in included xpdf


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200410-30 / GPdf
Release Date October 28, 2004
Latest Revision November 06, 2004: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-office/koffice < 1.3.4-r1 >= 1.3.4-r1, revision >= 1.3.3-r2 All supported architectures
app-text/gpdf < 2.8.0-r2 >= 2.8.0-r2, revision >= 0.132-r2 All supported architectures
kde-base/kdegraphics < 3.3.1-r2 >= 3.3.1-r2, revision >= 3.3.0-r2, revision >= 3.2.3-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #68558, #68665, #68571, #69936, #69624


GPdf, KPDF and KOffice all include vulnerable xpdf code to handle PDF files, making them vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code upon viewing a malicious PDF file.

2.  Impact Information


GPdf is a Gnome-based PDF viewer. KPDF, part of the kdegraphics package, is a KDE-based PDF viewer. KOffice is an integrated office suite for KDE.


GPdf, KPDF and KOffice all include xpdf code to handle PDF files. xpdf is vulnerable to multiple integer overflows, as described in GLSA 200410-20.


An attacker could entice a user to open a specially-crafted PDF file, potentially resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the affected utility.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All GPdf users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gpdf-0.132-r2"

All KDE users should upgrade to the latest version of kdegraphics:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.3.0-r2"

All KOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.3: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/koffice-1.3.3-r2"

4.  References


Page updated October 28, 2004

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