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[GLSA-200502-10] pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-10
(pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf)


Xpdf is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, as described in GLSA
200501-28.

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200501-28.xml
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0064


Solution:
All pdftohtml users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/pdftohtml-0.36-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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