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[GLSA-200412-24] Xpdf, GPdf: New integer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Xpdf, GPdf: New integer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-24
(Xpdf, GPdf: New integer overflows)


A new integer overflow issue was discovered in Xpdf's
Gfx::doImage() function.

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 or GPdf.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1125
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=172&type=vulnerabilities&flashstatus=true


Solution:
All Xpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/xpdf-3.00-r7"
All GPdf users should also upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gpdf-2.8.1-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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