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[DSA962] DSA-962-1 pdftohtml Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
"infamous41md" and Chris Evans discovered several heap based buffer
overflows in xpdf which are also present in pdftohtml, a utility that
translates PDF documents into HTML format, and which can lead to a
denial of service by crashing the application or possibly to the
execution of arbitrary code.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain pdftohtml packages.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your pdftohtml package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-962
Threat Level: High
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