MDKSA-2004:114 - Updated gpdf packages
Posted on: 10/22/2004 04:40 AM
Updated gpdf packages are available for Mandrakelinux 10.0
Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory
Package name: gpdf
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2004:114
Date: October 21st, 2004
Affected versions: 10.0
Chris Evans discovered numerous vulnerabilities in the xpdf package, which also effect software using embedded xpdf code, such as gpdf:
Multiple integer overflow issues affecting xpdf-2.0 and xpdf-3.0. Also programs like gpdf which have embedded versions of xpdf. These can result in writing an arbitrary byte to an attacker controlled location which probably could lead to arbitrary code execution.
The updated packages are patched to protect against these vulnerabilities.
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