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Xpdf: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201402-17 / xpdf
Release Date February 17, 2014
Latest Revision February 17, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/xpdf <= 3.02-r4 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #386271

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities in Xpdf could result in execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

Xpdf is an X viewer for PDF files.

Description

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

Impact

A context-dependent attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

Gentoo has discontinued support for Xpdf. We recommend that users unmerge Xpdf:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --unmerge "app-text/xpdf"

4.  References



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