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[DSA621] DSA-621-1 cupsys Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-621-1 cupsys

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

An iDEFENSE security researcher discovered a buffer overflow in xpdf,
the Portable Document Format (PDF) suite. Similar code is present in
the PDF processing part of CUPS. A maliciously crafted PDF file could
exploit this problem, leading to the execution of arbitrary code.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.14-5woody11.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.22-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your cupsys packages.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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