GLSA-200803-17 : PDFlib: Multiple buffer overflows

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31443


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-17 (PDFlib: Multiple buffer overflows)

poplix reported multiple boundary errors in the pdc_fsearch_fopen() function when processing overly long filenames.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted content to a vulnerable application using PDFlib, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PDFlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/pdflib-7.0.2_p8'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31443

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200803-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/03/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pdflib, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6561

OSVDB: 40275

GLSA: 200803-17

CWE: 119