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[GLSA-200602-04] Xpdf, Poppler: Heap overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Xpdf, Poppler: Heap overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200602-04
(Xpdf, Poppler: Heap overflow)


Dirk Mueller has reported a vulnerability in Xpdf. It is caused by
a missing boundary check in the splash rasterizer engine when handling
PDF splash images with overly large dimensions.

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-2006-0301


Solution:
All Xpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/xpdf-3.01-r7"
All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/poppler-0.5.0-r4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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