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Xpdf PDF Splash Image Handling Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-02-01    Last Update:  2006-02-09    Views:  13,009

Secunia Advisory SA18677

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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.


Solution:
Apply xpdf-3.01pl2.patch.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Dirk Mueller

Original Advisory:
KDE.org:
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060202-1.txt

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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