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[GLSA-200410-30] GPdf, KPDF, KOffice: Vulnerabilities in included xpdf

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
GPdf, KPDF, KOffice: Vulnerabilities in included xpdf

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-30
(GPdf, KPDF, KOffice: Vulnerabilities in included xpdf)


GPdf, KPDF and KOffice all include xpdf code to handle PDF files. xpdf is
vulnerable to multiple integer overflows, as described in GLSA 200410-20.

Impact

A possible hacker could entice a user to open a specially-crafted PDF file,
potentially resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the
user running the affected utility.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200410-20.xml
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 GPdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gpdf-0.132-r2"
All KDE users should upgrade to the latest version of kdegraphics:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.3.0-r2"
All KOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/koffice-1.3.3-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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