GLSA-200412-02 : PDFlib: Multiple overflows in the included TIFF library
High Nessus Plugin ID 15906
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-02 (PDFlib: Multiple overflows in the included TIFF library)
The TIFF library is subject to several known vulnerabilities (see GLSA 200410-11). Most of these overflows also apply to PDFlib.
A remote attacker could entice a user or web application to process a carefully crafted PDF file or TIFF image using a PDFlib-powered program. This can potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the program processing the file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PDFlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/pdflib-5.0.4_p1'