Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : htmldoc (MDVSA-2009:231-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A security vulnerability has been identified and fixed in htmldoc :

Buffer overflow in the set_page_size function in util.cxx in HTMLDOC
1.8.27 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to execute
arbitrary code via a long MEDIA SIZE comment. NOTE: it was later
reported that there were additional vectors in htmllib.cxx and
ps-pdf.cxx using an AFM font file with a long glyph name, but these
vectors do not cross privilege boundaries (CVE-2009-3050).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers

Solution :

Update the affected htmldoc and / or htmldoc-nogui packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40967 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-231.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35727

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3050

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