Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : poppler vulnerability (USN-496-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28099
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-496-1 fixed a vulnerability in koffice. This update provides the corresponding updates for poppler, the library used for PDF handling in Gnome.
Derek Noonburg discovered an integer overflow in the Xpdf function StreamPredictor::StreamPredictor(). By importing a specially crafted PDF file into KWord, this could be exploited to run arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.