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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-200804-18
(Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Kees Cook from the Ubuntu Security Team reported that the
CairoFont::create() function in the file CairoFontEngine.cc does not
verify the type of an embedded font object inside a PDF file before
dereferencing a function pointer from it.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF
file with a Poppler-based PDF viewer such as Gentoo's Xpdf, Epdfview,
or Evince, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/poppler-0.6.3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 32011 (gentoo_GLSA-200804-18.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-1693