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Poppler: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201401-21 / poppler
Release Date January 21, 2014
Latest Revision January 21, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/poppler < 0.24.5 >= 0.24.5 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #489720, #496770


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Poppler, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

2.  Impact Information


Poppler is a cross-platform PDF rendering library originally based on Xpdf.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Poppler. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF in an application linked against Poppler, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


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-0.24.5"

4.  References


Page updated January 21, 2014

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