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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-200909-12
(HTMLDOC: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
ANTHRAX666 reported an insecure call to the sscanf() function in the
set_page_size() function in htmldoc/util.cxx. Nico Golde of the Debian
Security Team found two more insecure calls in the write_type1()
function in htmldoc/ps-pdf.cxx and the htmlLoadFontWidths() function in
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
HTML file using htmldoc, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
NOTE: Additional vectors via specially crafted AFM font metric files do
not cross trust boundaries, as the files can only be modified by
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All HTMLDOC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/htmldoc-1.8.27-r1'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 40959 (gentoo_GLSA-200909-12.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 35727
CVE ID: CVE-2009-3050
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