GLSA-200501-13 : pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf

High Nessus Plugin ID 16404


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-13 (pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf)

Xpdf is vulnerable to integer overflows, as described in GLSA 200412-24.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to convert a specially crafted PDF file, potentially resulting in the 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-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16404

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200501-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2005/01/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1125

OSVDB: 12554

GLSA: 200501-13

CWE: 20