pdftohtml: Vulnerabilities in included Xpdf

2004-11-23T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200411-30
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2004-11-23T00:00:00

Description

Background

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

Description

Xpdf is vulnerable to multiple integer overflows, as described in GLSA 200410-20.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to convert a specially-crafted PDF file, potentially resulting in 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-r1"