Heap overflows in included Xpdf code

2006.02.22
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-119


CVSS Base Score: 7.5/10
Impact Subscore: 6.4/10
Exploitability Subscore: 10/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Partial
Integrity impact: Partial
Availability impact: Partial

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200602-12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: GPdf: Heap overflows in included Xpdf code Date: February 21, 2006 Bugs: #121511 ID: 200602-12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== GPdf includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code. Background ========== GPdf is a Gnome PDF viewer. Affected packages ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 app-text/gpdf < 2.10.0-r4 >= 2.10.0-r4 Description =========== Dirk Mueller found a heap overflow vulnerability in the XPdf codebase when handling splash images that exceed size of the associated bitmap. Impact ====== 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 ========== There is no known workaround at this time. Resolution ========== All GPdf users should upgrade to the latest version. # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gpdf-2.10.0-r4" References ========== [ 1 ] CVE-2006-0301 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0301 Availability ============ 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? ========= 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 (at) gentoo (dot) org [email concealed] or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org. License ======= 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 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFD+07XvcL1obalX08RAhALAJ4x6aDZVc8ZKA21eGhfe2dNCUT94ACaAge7 nFwqRPU/TIN75k+cFyXw4hc= =Th9f -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


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