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: 1.21

Type: local

Published: 12/5/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: 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: 12/5/2004

Reference Information

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

GLSA: 200412-02