Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200807-04

Poppler is affected by a memory management issue, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-text/poppler on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.6.3-r1
Unaffected versions >= 0.6.3-r1

Background

Poppler is a cross-platform PDF rendering library originally based on Xpdf.

Description

Felipe Andres Manzano reported a memory management issue in the Page class constructor/destructor.

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/poppler-0.6.3-r1"

References

Release Date
July 08, 2008

Latest Revision
July 08, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries