GLSA-200602-12 : GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf code

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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-200602-12
(GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf code)

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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200602-12.xml

Solution :

All GPdf users should upgrade to the latest version.
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/gpdf-2.10.0-r4'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20962 (gentoo_GLSA-200602-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0301