Gentoo: 201402-13 DjVu: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo A vulnerability in DjVu could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201402-13
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: DjVu: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
     Date: February 09, 2014
     Bugs: #497088
       ID: 201402-13

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in DjVu could result in execution of arbitrary code or
Denial of Service.

Background
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DjVu is a web-centric format and software platform for distributing
documents and images.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-text/djvu               < 3.5.25.3               >= 3.5.25.3 

Description
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A vulnerability has been discovered in DjVu. Please review the CVE
identifier referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted DjVu
file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All DjVu users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/djvu-3.5.25.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-6535
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-6535

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201402-13.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

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

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Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

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