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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201611-15 ] Poppler Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Poppler: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201611-15)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 22, 2016
Bug(s): #542220, #579752
ID: 201611-15


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Poppler, the worst of
which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.


Poppler is a PDF rendering library based on the xpdf-3.0 code base.

Affected Packages

Package: app-text/poppler
Vulnerable: < 0.42.0
Unaffected: >= 0.42.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Poppler. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


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


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/poppler-0.42.0"


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