GLSA-200807-04 : Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 33461


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200807-04 (Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Felipe Andres Manzano reported a memory management issue in the Page class constructor/destructor.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file with a Poppler-based PDF viewer such as Gentoo's Xpdf, Epdfview, or Evince, 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.


All poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/poppler-0.6.3-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33461

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200807-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/07/10

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2950

OSVDB: 46806

GLSA: 200807-04

CWE: 94