Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : htmldoc (MDVSA-2009:231-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40967
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA security vulnerability has been identified and fixed in htmldoc :
Buffer overflow in the set_page_size function in util.cxx in HTMLDOC 1.8.27 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long MEDIA SIZE comment. NOTE: it was later reported that there were additional vectors in htmllib.cxx and ps-pdf.cxx using an AFM font file with a long glyph name, but these vectors do not cross privilege boundaries (CVE-2009-3050).
This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.
Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers
SolutionUpdate the affected htmldoc and / or htmldoc-nogui packages.