Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200501-28] Xpdf, GPdf: Stack overflow in Decrypt::makeFileKey2


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200501-28] Xpdf, GPdf: Stack overflow in Decrypt::makeFileKey2

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Xpdf, GPdf: Stack overflow in Decrypt::makeFileKey2

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-28
(Xpdf, GPdf: Stack overflow in Decrypt::makeFileKey2)


iDEFENSE reports that the Decrypt::makeFileKey2 function in Xpdf's
Decrypt.cc insufficiently checks boundaries when processing /Encrypt
/Length tags in PDF files.

Impact

A possible hacker could entice an user to open a specially-crafted PDF
file which would trigger a stack overflow, 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-2005-0064
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=186&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-r8"
All GPdf users should also upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gpdf-2.8.2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

HP Proliant N36L Microserver Server w/ 250GB HDD, Remote Access Card, 8GB RAM
$200.0
HP Proliant N36L Microserver Server w/ 250GB HDD, Remote Access Card, 8GB RAM pictureHp Microserver G7 658553-001
$40.0
Hp Microserver G7 658553-001 pictureSuper Micro Computer X9SCA LGA 1155 Intel Server Motherboard
$167.89
Super Micro Computer X9SCA LGA 1155 Intel Server Motherboard pictureHP PROLIANT MICROSERVER G8 E3-1220LV2 2.3GHZ 8GB 3 X 800GB SSD
$2269.0
HP PROLIANT MICROSERVER G8 E3-1220LV2 2.3GHZ 8GB 3 X 800GB SSD picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.