teTeX, pTeX, CSTeX: Multiple overflows in included XPdf code

2006-03-04T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200603-02
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2006-03-04T00:00:00

Description

Background

teTex is a complete TeX distribution. It is used for creating and manipulating LaTeX documents. CSTeX is a TeX distribution with Czech and Slovak support. pTeX is and ASCII publishing TeX distribution.

Description

CSTeX, teTex, and pTeX include XPdf code to handle PDF files. This XPdf code is vulnerable to several heap overflows (GLSA 200512-08) as well as several buffer and integer overflows discovered by Chris Evans (CESA-2005-003).

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file with teTeX, pTeX or CSTeX, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the affected application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All teTex users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/tetex-2.0.2-r8"

All CSTeX users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/cstetex-2.0.2-r2"

All pTeX users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/ptex-3.1.5-r1"