GLSA-200412-02 : PDFlib: Multiple overflows in the included TIFF library

High Nessus Plugin ID 15906


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PDFlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/pdflib-5.0.4_p1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15906

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200412-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/12/05

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0803, CVE-2004-0804, CVE-2004-0886

OSVDB: 10750, 10751, 10909

GLSA: 200412-02