GLSA-200804-18 : Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-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 does not
verify the type of an embedded font object inside a PDF file before
dereferencing a function pointer from it.

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1693

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