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PDFlib: Multiple overflows in the included TIFF library


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200412-02 / PDFlib
Release Date December 05, 2004
Latest Revision December 05, 2004: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/pdflib < 5.0.4_p1 >= 5.0.4_p1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #69043


PDFlib is vulnerable to multiple overflows, which can potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


PDFlib is a library providing functions to handle PDF files. It includes a modified TIFF library used to process TIFF images.


The TIFF library is subject to several known vulnerabilities (see GLSA 200410-11). Most of these overflows also apply to PDFlib.


A remote attacker could entice a user or web application to process a carefully crafted PDF file or TIFF image using a PDFlib-powered program. This can potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the program processing the file.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All PDFlib users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/pdflib-5.0.4_p1"

4.  References


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