Dirk Mueller has reported a vulnerability in Xpdf, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the splash rasterizer engine when handling PDF splash images with overly large dimensions. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow and may allow arbitrary code execution.
The vulnerability has been reported in version 3.01. Other versions may also be affected.
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Subject: Xpdf PDF Splash Image Handling Vulnerability
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