Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : htmldoc (MDVSA-2009:231-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40967


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A 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.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


Update the affected htmldoc and / or htmldoc-nogui packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40967

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-231.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/09/14

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:htmldoc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:htmldoc-nogui, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3050

BID: 35727

MDVSA: 2009:231-1

CWE: 119