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Debian: New poppler packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 04 Aug 2007
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
It was discovered that an integer overflow in the xpdf PDF viewer may lead to the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed PDF file is opened.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1348-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
August 4th, 2007              
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Package        : poppler
Vulnerability  : integer overflow
Problem type   : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2007-3387

It was discovered that an integer overflow in the xpdf PDF viewer may lead
to the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed PDF file is opened.

poppler includes a copy of the xpdf code and required an update as well.

The oldstable distribution (sarge) doesn't include poppler.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.4.5-5.1etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your poppler packages.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given at the end of this advisory:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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