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Xpdf Multiple Vulnerabilities

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

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

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The PDF viewer Xpdf is prone to multiple vulnerabilities on Linux systems that can lead to arbitrary code execution.

Insight

Insight

- Integer overflow in Xpdf JBIG2 Decoder which allows the attacker create a malicious crafted PDF File and causes code execution. - Flaws in Xpdf JBIG2 Decoder which causes buffer overflow, freeing of arbitrary memory causing Xpdf application to crash.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Xpdf version 3.02 and prior on Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

This test uses the xpdf detection results and checks version of each binary found on the target system. Version 3.02 and prior will raise a security alert.

Solution

Solution

Apply Xpdf v3.02 pl3 patch.