Poppler: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201401-21

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Poppler, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

app-text/poppler on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.24.5
Unaffected versions >= 0.24.5

Background

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

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Poppler. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF in an application linked against Poppler, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

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-0.24.5"
 

References

Release Date
January 21, 2014

Latest Revision
January 21, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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