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[ GLSA 200807-04 ] Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
From: Matthias Geerdsen <vorlon () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 20:48:06 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200807-04
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
      Date: July 08, 2008
      Bugs: #229931
        ID: 200807-04

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Synopsis
========

Poppler is affected by a memory management issue, which could lead to
the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Poppler is a cross-platform PDF rendering library originally based on
Xpdf.

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

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     Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-text/poppler     < 0.6.3-r1                       >= 0.6.3-r1

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

Felipe Andres Manzano reported a memory management issue in the Page
class constructor/destructor.

Impact
======

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.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/poppler-0.6.3-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-2950
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2950

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-04.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 2008 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/2.5


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