teTeX vulnerability

ID USN-410-2
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2007-01-26T00:00:00


USN-410-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the poppler PDF loader library. This update provides the corresponding updates for a copy of this code in tetex-bin in Ubuntu 5.10. Versions of tetex-bin after Ubuntu 5.10 use poppler directly and do not need a separate update.

Original advisory details:

The poppler PDF loader library did not limit the recursion depth of the page model tree. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafter PDF file, this could be exploited to trigger an infinite loop and eventually crash an application that uses this library.