Gentoo: 201402-17 Xpdf: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities in Xpdf could result in execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201402-17
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Xpdf: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
     Date: February 17, 2014
     Bugs: #386271
       ID: 201402-17

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

Background
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Xpdf is an X viewer for PDF files.

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

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-text/xpdf               <= 3.02-r4                Vulnerable!
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     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
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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
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[ 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?
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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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