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Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200601-17] Xpdf, Poppler, GPdf, libextractor, pdftohtml: Heap overflows


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200601-17] Xpdf, Poppler, GPdf, libextractor, pdftohtml: Heap overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Xpdf, Poppler, GPdf, libextractor, pdftohtml: Heap overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200601-17
(Xpdf, Poppler, GPdf, libextractor, pdftohtml: Heap overflows)


Chris Evans has reported some integer overflows in Xpdf when
attempting to calculate buffer sizes for memory allocation, leading to
a heap overflow and a potential infinite loop when handling malformed
input files.

Impact

By sending a specially crafted PDF file to a victim, a possible hacker
could cause an overflow, potentially resulting 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-2005-3627
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3626
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3625
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3624


Solution:
All Xpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/xpdf-3.01-r5"
All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/poppler-0.4.3-r4"
All GPdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gpdf-2.10.0-r3"
All libextractor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libextractor-0.5.9"
All pdftohtml users should migrate to the latest stable version
of Poppler.


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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