Debian DSA-962-1 : pdftohtml - buffer overflows

critical Nessus Plugin ID 22828
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VPR Score: 6.7

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 pdftohtml, a utility that translates PDF documents into HTML format, and which can lead to a denial of service by crashing the application or possibly to the execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade the pdftohtml package.

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

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.36-11sarge1.

See Also

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-962

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 22828

File Name: debian_DSA-962.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

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:debian:debian_linux:pdftohtml, 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: 962