LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: October 31st, 2014
Linux Security Week: October 27th, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
Gentoo: 201402-17 Xpdf: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities in Xpdf could result in execution of arbitrary code.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201402-17
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 Severity: Normal
    Title: Xpdf: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
     Date: February 17, 2014
     Bugs: #386271
       ID: 201402-17

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities in Xpdf could result in execution of arbitrary
code.

Background
==========

Xpdf is an X viewer for PDF files.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-text/xpdf               <= 3.02-r4                Vulnerable!
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
           to another package if one is available or wait for the
           existing packages to be marked stable by their
           architecture maintainers.

Description
===========

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

Impact
======

A context-dependent attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

Gentoo has discontinued support for Xpdf. We recommend that users
unmerge Xpdf:

  # emerge --unmerge "app-text/xpdf"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2009-4035
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-4035
[ 2 ] CVE-2010-3702
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-3702
[ 3 ] CVE-2010-3704
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-3704

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201402-17.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Preventing Linux rootkit threats through secure boot design
What you need to know about the Drupal vulnerability CVE-2014-3704
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.