GLSA-200411-30 : pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf

critical Nessus Plugin ID 15792


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-30 (pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf)

Xpdf is vulnerable to multiple integer overflows, as described in GLSA 200410-20.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to convert a specially crafted PDF file, potentially resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running pdftohtml.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All pdftohtml users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/pdftohtml-0.36-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15792

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200411-30.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Published: 11/23/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pdftohtml, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 11/23/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0888

GLSA: 200411-30