GLSA-200803-17 : PDFlib: Multiple buffer overflows

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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-200803-17
(PDFlib: Multiple buffer overflows)

poplix reported multiple boundary errors in the pdc_fsearch_fopen()
function when processing overly long filenames.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted content to a vulnerable
application using PDFlib, possibly resulting in the remote 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-200803-17.xml

Solution :

All PDFlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/pdflib-7.0.2_p8'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.7
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31443 (gentoo_GLSA-200803-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6561