GLSA 200602-12 GPdf: Heap overflows in included Xpdf code
Posted on: 02/21/2006 07:12 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - GPdf: Heap overflows in included Xpdf code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200602-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: GPdf: Heap overflows in included Xpdf code
Date: February 21, 2006
Bugs: #121511
ID: 200602-12

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Synopsis
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GPdf includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it
vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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GPdf is a Gnome PDF viewer.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-text/gpdf lt; 2.10.0-r4 gt;= 2.10.0-r4

Description
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Dirk Mueller found a heap overflow vulnerability in the XPdf codebase
when handling splash images that exceed size of the associated bitmap.

Impact
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An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file
with GPdf, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
with the rights of the user running the affected application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GPdf users should upgrade to the latest version.

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-text/gpdf-2.10.0-r4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-0301
http://www.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-200602-12.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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