GLSA-200602-04 : Xpdf, Poppler: Heap overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200602-04
(Xpdf, Poppler: Heap overflow)

Dirk Mueller has reported a vulnerability in Xpdf. It is caused by
a missing boundary check in the splash rasterizer engine when handling
PDF splash images with overly large dimensions.

Impact :

By sending a specially crafted PDF file to a victim, an 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 :

Solution :

All Xpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/xpdf-3.01-r7'
All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/poppler-0.5.0-r4'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20894 (gentoo_GLSA-200602-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0301

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