Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200807-04 / poppler
||July 08, 2008
||July 08, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
Poppler is affected by a memory management issue, which could lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.
Poppler is a cross-platform PDF rendering library originally based on
Felipe Andres Manzano reported a memory management issue in the Page
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF
file with a Poppler-based PDF viewer such as Gentoo's Xpdf, Epdfview,
or Evince, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/poppler-0.6.3-r1"