GLSA 200710-20 PDFKit, ImageKits: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 10/19/2007 02:20 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - PDFKit, ImageKits: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200710-20
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: PDFKit, ImageKits: Buffer overflow
Date: October 18, 2007
Bugs: #188185
ID: 200710-20

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Synopsis
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PDFKit and ImageKits are vulnerable to an integer overflow and a stack
overflow allowing for the user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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PDFKit is a framework for rendering of PDF content in GNUstep
applications. ImageKits is a collection of frameworks to support
imaging in GNUstep applications.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 gnustep-libs/pdfkit lt;= 0.9_pre062906 Vulnerable!
2 gnustep-libs/imagekits lt;= 0.6 Vulnerable!
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NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
to another package if one is available or wait for the
existing packages to be marked stable by their
architecture maintainers.
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Maurycy Prodeus discovered an integer overflow vulnerability possibly
leading to a stack-based buffer overflow in the XPDF code which PDFKit
is based on. ImageKits also contains a copy of PDFKit.

Impact
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By enticing a user to view a specially crafted PDF file with a viewer
based on ImageKits or PDFKit such as Gentoo's ViewPDF, a remote
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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PDFKit and ImageKits are not maintained upstream, so the packages were
masked in Portage. We recommend that users unmerge PDFKit and
ImageKits:

# emerge --unmerge gnustep-libs/pdfkit
# emerge --unmerge gnustep-libs/imagekits

As an alternative, users should upgrade their systems to use PopplerKit
instead of PDFKit and Vindaloo instead of ViewPDF.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-3387
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3387
[ 2 ] GLSA 200709-12
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200709-12.xml

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-200710-20.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 2007 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/2.5



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