ArchLinux: 201910-10: xpdf: arbitrary code execution

    Date 23 Oct 2019
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The package xpdf before version 4.02-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution.
    Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201910-10
    Severity: Medium
    Date    : 2019-10-16
    CVE-ID  : CVE-2019-16927
    Package : xpdf
    Type    : arbitrary code execution
    Remote  : No
    Link    :
    The package xpdf before version 4.02-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code
    Upgrade to 4.02-1.
    # pacman -Syu "xpdf>=4.02-1"
    The problem has been fixed upstream in version 4.02.
    Xpdf 4.01.01 has an out-of-bounds write in the vertProfile part of the
    TextPage::findGaps function in, a different
    vulnerability than CVE-2019-9877.
    A local attacker is able to execute arbitrary code via a specially
    crafted PDF document.

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