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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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
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
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
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
Public Exploit Available : true