GLSA-200807-04 : Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 33461
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/poppler-0.6.3-r1'