Debian DSA-961-1 : pdfkit.framework - buffer overflows

critical Nessus Plugin ID 22827
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

'infamous41md' and Chris Evans discovered several heap based buffer overflows in xpdf which are also present in pdfkit.framework, the GNUstep framework for rendering PDF content, and which can lead to a denial of service by crashing the application or possibly to the execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade the pdfkit.framework package.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain pdfkit.framework packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.8-2sarge1.

See Also

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-961

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 22827

File Name: debian_DSA-961.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:pdfkit.framework, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2/1/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/5/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3191, CVE-2005-3192, CVE-2005-3193, CVE-2005-3624, CVE-2005-3625, CVE-2005-3626, CVE-2005-3627, CVE-2005-3628

DSA: 961