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PDFlib: Multiple buffer overflows


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200803-17 / pdflib
Release Date March 10, 2008
Latest Revision March 10, 2008: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/pdflib < 7.0.2_p8 >= 7.0.2_p8 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #203287


Multiple stack-based buffer overflows have been reported in PDFlib.

2.  Impact Information


PDFlib is a library for generating PDF on the fly.


poplix reported multiple boundary errors in the pdc_fsearch_fopen() function when processing overly long filenames.


A remote attacker could send specially crafted content to a vulnerable application using PDFlib, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

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-7.0.2_p8"

4.  References


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