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GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf code

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200602-12 / gpdf
Release Date February 21, 2006
Latest Revision February 21, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/gpdf < 2.10.0-r4 >= 2.10.0-r4 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #121511

Synopsis

GPdf includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

GPdf is a Gnome PDF viewer.

Description

Dirk Mueller found a heap overflow vulnerability in the XPdf codebase when handling splash images that exceed size of the associated bitmap.

Impact

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.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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"

4.  References



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