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[GLSA-200506-06] libextractor: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libextractor: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-06
(libextractor: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities)


Xpdf is vulnerable to multiple overflows, as described in GLSA
200501-28. Also, integer overflows were discovered in Real and PNG
extractors.

Impact

A possible hacker could design malicious PDF, PNG or Real files which,
when processed by an application making use of libextractor, would
result in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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


Solution:
All libextractor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libextractor-0.5.0"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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