Gentoo: 201401-21 Poppler: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Poppler, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201401-21
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Poppler: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: January 21, 2014
     Bugs: #489720, #496770
       ID: 201401-21

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Poppler, allowing remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service
condition.

Background
==========

Poppler is a cross-platform PDF rendering library originally based on
Xpdf.

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

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-text/poppler             < 0.24.5                  >= 0.24.5

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

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

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF
in an application linked against Poppler, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/poppler-0.24.5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-4473
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-4473
[ 2 ] CVE-2013-4474
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-4474
[ 3 ] CVE-2013-7296
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-7296

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

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201401-21.xml

Concerns?
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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

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