GLSA 200602-04 Xpdf, Poppler: Heap overflow
Posted on: 02/12/2006 06:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Xpdf, Poppler: Heap overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200602-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Xpdf, Poppler: Heap overflow
Date: February 12, 2006
Bugs: #120985
ID: 200602-04

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Synopsis
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Xpdf and Poppler are vulnerable to a heap overflow that may be
exploited to execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Xpdf is a PDF file viewer that runs under the X Window System. Poppler
is a PDF rendering library based on the Xpdf 3.0 code base.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-text/xpdf lt; 3.01-r7 gt;= 3.01-r7
2 app-text/poppler lt; 0.5.0-r4 gt;= 0.5.0-r4
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
===========

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, an attacker could
cause an overflow, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Xpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-text/xpdf-3.01-r7"

All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-text/poppler-0.5.0-r4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-0301
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0301

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-200602-04.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 2006 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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