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[GLSA-200410-20] Xpdf, CUPS: Multiple integer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Xpdf, CUPS: Multiple integer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-20
(Xpdf, CUPS: Multiple integer overflows)


Chris Evans discovered multiple integer overflow issues in Xpdf.

Impact

A possible hacker could entice an user to open a specially-crafted PDF file,
potentially resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the
user running Xpdf. By enticing an user to directly print the PDF file to a
CUPS printer, a possible hacker could also crash the CUPS spooler or execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the CUPS spooler, which is usually the
"lp" user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0888
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0889


Solution:
All Xpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/xpdf-3.00-r5"
All CUPS users should also upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-print/cups-1.1.20-r5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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