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[ GLSA 200410-30 ] GPdf, KPDF, KOffice: Vulnerabilities in included xpdf
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 09:28:05 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200410-30
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: GPdf, KPDF, KOffice: Vulnerabilities in included xpdf
      Date: October 28, 2004
      Bugs: #68558, #68665, #68571
        ID: 200410-30

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Synopsis
========

GPdf, KPDF and KOffice all include vulnerable xpdf code to handle PDF
files, making them vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code upon
viewing a malicious PDF file.

Background
==========

GPdf is a Gnome-based PDF viewer. KPDF, part of the kdegraphics
package, is a KDE-based PDF viewer. KOffice is an integrated office
suite for KDE.

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-office/koffice       < 1.3.3-r1                   >= 1.3.3-r1
  2  app-text/gpdf            < 2.8.0-r1                   >= 2.8.0-r1
                                                          *>= 0.132-r1
  3  kde-base/kdegraphics     < 3.3.1-r1                   >= 3.3.1-r1
                                                          *>= 3.3.0-r1
                                                          *>= 3.2.3-r1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

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

GPdf, KPDF and KOffice all include xpdf code to handle PDF files. xpdf
is vulnerable to multiple integer overflows, as described in GLSA
200410-20.

Impact
======

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

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All GPdf users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gpdf-0.132-r1"

All KDE users should upgrade to the latest version of kdegraphics:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.3.0-r1"

All KOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/koffice-1.3.3-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] GLSA 200410-20
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200410-20.xml
  [ 2 ] CAN-2004-0888
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0888
  [ 3 ] CAN-2004-0889
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0889

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200410-30.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 2004 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/1.0

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