xpdf vulnerability

2005-08-10T00:00:00
ID USN-163-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2005-08-10T00:00:00

Description

xpdf and kpdf did not sufficiently verify the validity of the "loca"
table in PDF files, a table that contains glyph description
information for embedded TrueType fonts. After detecting the broken
table, xpdf attempted to reconstruct the information in it, which
caused the generation of a huge temporary file that quickly filled up
available disk space and rendered the application unresponsive.

The CUPS printing system in Ubuntu 5.04 uses the xpdf-utils package to
convert PDF files to PostScript. By attempting to print such a crafted
PDF file, a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service in a print
server. The CUPS system in Ubuntu 4.10 is not vulnerable against this
attack.