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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-200710-20
(PDFKit, ImageKits: Buffer overflow)
Maurycy Prodeus discovered an integer overflow vulnerability possibly
leading to a stack-based buffer overflow in the XPDF code which PDFKit
is based on. ImageKits also contains a copy of PDFKit.
By enticing a user to view a specially crafted PDF file with a viewer
based on ImageKits or PDFKit such as Gentoo's ViewPDF, 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 :
PDFKit and ImageKits are not maintained upstream, so the packages were
masked in Portage. We recommend that users unmerge PDFKit and
# emerge --unmerge gnustep-libs/pdfkit
# emerge --unmerge gnustep-libs/imagekits
As an alternative, users should upgrade their systems to use PopplerKit
instead of PDFKit and Vindaloo instead of ViewPDF.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true