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Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201608-22
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Severity: Critical
Date    : 2016-08-30
CVE-ID  : CVE-2016-6525
Package : mupdf
Type    : arbitrary code execution
Remote  : Yes
Link    : https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/CVE

Summary
======
The package mupdf before version 1.9a-5 is vulnerable to arbitrary code
execution.

Resolution
=========
Upgrade to 1.9a-5

# pacman -Syu "mupdf>=1.9a-5"

The fix has been backported from an upstream patch.

Workaround
=========
None.

Description
==========
Yu Hong and Zheng Jihong discovered a heap overflow vulnerability within
the pdf_load_mesh_params function, allowing an attacker to cause an
application crash (denial-of-service), or potentially to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running MuPDF, if a
specially crafted PDF file is processed.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code or crash MuPDF by tricking
a user into opening a crafted pdf file.

References
=========
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2016-6525
https://git.ghostscript.com/;a=commitdiff;h=39b0f07dd960f34e7e6bf230ffc3d87c41ef0f2e;hp=fa1936405b6a84e5c9bb440912c23d532772f958

ArchLinux: 201608-22: mupdf: arbitrary code execution

August 31, 2016

Summary

Yu Hong and Zheng Jihong discovered a heap overflow vulnerability within the pdf_load_mesh_params function, allowing an attacker to cause an application crash (denial-of-service), or potentially to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running MuPDF, if a specially crafted PDF file is processed.

Resolution

Upgrade to 1.9a-5 # pacman -Syu "mupdf>=1.9a-5"
The fix has been backported from an upstream patch.

References

https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2016-6525 https://git.ghostscript.com/;a=commitdiff;h=39b0f07dd960f34e7e6bf230ffc3d87c41ef0f2e;hp=fa1936405b6a84e5c9bb440912c23d532772f958

Severity
Package : mupdf
Type : arbitrary code execution
Remote : Yes
Link : https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/CVE

Workaround

None.

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