GLSA 200803-17 PDFlib: Multiple buffer overflows
Posted on: 03/10/2008 11:50 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - PDFlib: Multiple buffer overflows. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: PDFlib: Multiple buffer overflows
Date: March 10, 2008
Bugs: #203287
ID: 200803-17

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Synopsis
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Multiple stack-based buffer overflows have been reported in PDFlib.

Background
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PDFlib is a library for generating PDF on the fly.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/pdflib lt; 7.0.2_p8 gt;= 7.0.2_p8

Description
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poplix reported multiple boundary errors in the pdc_fsearch_fopen()
function when processing overly long filenames.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send specially crafted content to a vulnerable
application using PDFlib, possibly resulting in the remote 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 PDFlib users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/pdflib-7.0.2_p8"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-6561
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6561

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-200803-17.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 2008 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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