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[ GLSA 200502-10 ] pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf
From: Matthias Geerdsen <vorlon () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 17:17:53 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200502-10
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf
      Date: February 09, 2005
      Bugs: #78629
        ID: 200502-10

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Synopsis
========

pdftohtml includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it
vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code upon converting a malicious
PDF file.

Background
==========

pdftohtml is a utility to convert PDF files to HTML or XML formats. It
makes use of Xpdf code to decode PDF files.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-text/pdftohtml      < 0.36-r3                      >= 0.36-r3

Description
===========

Xpdf is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, as described in GLSA
200501-28.

Impact
======

An attacker could entice a user to convert a specially-crafted PDF
file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running pdftohtml.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All pdftohtml users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/pdftohtml-0.36-r3"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] GLSA 200501-28
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200501-28.xml
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-0064
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0064

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-10.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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