GLSA 200501-13: pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf
Posted on: 01/10/2005 08:02 AM

A pdftohtml security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200501-13
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf
Date: January 10, 2005
Bugs: #75200
ID: 200501-13

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Synopsis
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pdftohtml includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code upon converting a malicious PDF file.

Background
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pdftohtml is a utility to convert PDF files to HTML or XML formats. It makes use of Xpdf code to decode PDF files.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-text/pdftohtml < 0.36-r2 >= 0.36-r2

Description
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Xpdf is vulnerable to integer overflows, as described in GLSA 200412-24.

Impact
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An attacker 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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All pdftohtml users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/pdftohtml-0.36-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] GLSA 200412-24
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200410-20.xml
[ 2 ] CAN-2004-1125
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1125

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200501-13.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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