Xpdf, GPdf: New integer overflows

2004-12-28T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200412-24
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2004-12-28T00:00:00

Description

Background

Xpdf is an open source viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. GPdf is a Gnome-based PDF viewer that includes some Xpdf code.

Description

A new integer overflow issue was discovered in Xpdf's Gfx::doImage() function.

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Xpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/xpdf-3.00-r7"

All GPdf users should also upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gpdf-2.8.1-r1"