GLSA-200709-12 : Poppler: Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities

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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-200709-12
(Poppler: Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities)

Poppler and Xpdf are vulnerable to an integer overflow in the
StreamPredictor::StreamPredictor function, and a stack overflow in the
StreamPredictor::getNextLine function. The original vulnerability was
discovered by Maurycy Prodeus. Note: Gentoo's version of Xpdf is
patched to use the Poppler library, so the update to Poppler will also
fix Xpdf.

Impact :

By enticing a user to view a specially crafted program with a
Poppler-based PDF viewer such as Gentoo's Xpdf, Epdfview, or Evince, a
remote attacker could cause an overflow, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200709-12.xml

Solution :

All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version of Poppler:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/poppler-0.5.4-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 26102 (gentoo_GLSA-200709-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3387