GLSA-200601-17 : Xpdf, Poppler, GPdf, libextractor, pdftohtml: Heap overflows

critical Nessus Plugin ID 20829
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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200601-17 (Xpdf, Poppler, GPdf, libextractor, pdftohtml: Heap overflows)

Chris Evans has reported some integer overflows in Xpdf when attempting to calculate buffer sizes for memory allocation, leading to a heap overflow and a potential infinite loop when handling malformed input files.
Impact :

By sending a specially crafted PDF file to a victim, an attacker could cause an overflow, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All Xpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/xpdf-3.01-r5' All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/poppler-0.4.3-r4' All GPdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/gpdf-2.10.0-r3' All libextractor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libextractor-0.5.9' All pdftohtml users should migrate to the latest stable version of Poppler.

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200601-17

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 20829

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200601-17.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 2/1/2006

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gpdf, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libextractor, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pdftohtml, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:poppler, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/3/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3624, CVE-2005-3625, CVE-2005-3626, CVE-2005-3627

GLSA: 200601-17