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Debian Security Advisory DSA 962-1 (pdftohtml)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to pdftohtml announced via advisory DSA 962-1. infamous41md and Chris Evans discovered several heap based buffer overflows in xpdf which are also present in pdftohtml, a utility that translates PDF documents into HTML format, and which can lead to a denial of service by crashing the application or possibly to the execution of arbitrary code. The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain pdftohtml packages.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.36-11sarge1. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your pdftohtml package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20962-1