GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf code
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200602-12 / gpdf
||February 21, 2006
||February 21, 2006: 01
All supported architectures
GPdf includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it
vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.
GPdf is a Gnome PDF viewer.
Dirk Mueller found a heap overflow vulnerability in the XPdf
codebase when handling splash images that exceed size of the associated
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.
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gpdf-2.10.0-r4"