GLSA-200508-08 : Xpdf, Kpdf, GPdf: Denial of Service vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-08
(Xpdf, Kpdf, GPdf: Denial of Service vulnerability)

Xpdf, Kpdf and GPdf do not handle a broken table of embedded
TrueType fonts correctly. After detecting such a table, Xpdf, Kpdf and
GPdf attempt to reconstruct the information in it by decoding the PDF
file, which causes the generation of a huge temporary file.

Impact :

A remote attacker may cause a Denial of Service by creating a
specially crafted PDF file, sending it to a CUPS printing system (which
uses Xpdf), or by enticing a user to open it in Xpdf, Kpdf, or GPdf.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-08.xml

Solution :

All Xpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/xpdf-3.00-r10'
All GPdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/gpdf-2.10.0-r1'
All Kpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.3.2-r3'
All KDE Split Ebuild Kpdf users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kpdf-3.4.1-r1'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19441 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2097