summaryrefslogtreecommitdiff
blob: ea5b95d9ca6598cee9db7bf1e6f6b0c47a7e5010 (plain)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="200804-18">
  <title>Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
  <synopsis>
    Poppler does not handle fonts inside PDF files safely, allowing for
    execution of arbitrary code.
  </synopsis>
  <product type="ebuild">poppler</product>
  <announced>2008-04-17</announced>
  <revised>2008-04-17: 02</revised>
  <bug>216850</bug>
  <access>remote</access>
  <affected>
    <package name="app-text/poppler" auto="yes" arch="*">
      <unaffected range="ge">0.6.3</unaffected>
      <vulnerable range="lt">0.6.3</vulnerable>
    </package>
  </affected>
  <background>
    <p>
    Poppler is a cross-platform PDF rendering library originally based on
    Xpdf.
    </p>
  </background>
  <description>
    <p>
    Kees Cook from the Ubuntu Security Team reported that the
    CairoFont::create() function in the file CairoFontEngine.cc does not
    verify the type of an embedded font object inside a PDF file before
    dereferencing a function pointer from it.
    </p>
  </description>
  <impact type="normal">
    <p>
    A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF
    file with a Poppler-based PDF viewer such as Gentoo's Xpdf, Epdfview,
    or Evince, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
    with the privileges of the user running the application.
    </p>
  </impact>
  <workaround>
    <p>
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    </p>
  </workaround>
  <resolution>
    <p>
    All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
    </p>
    <code>
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=app-text/poppler-0.6.3"</code>
  </resolution>
  <references>
    <uri link="https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1693">CVE-2008-1693</uri>
  </references>
  <metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="2008-04-14T01:16:23Z">
    rbu
  </metadata>
  <metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="2008-04-17T11:28:12Z">
    rbu
  </metadata>
</glsa>