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[GLSA-200412-02] PDFlib: Multiple overflows in the included TIFF library Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
PDFlib: Multiple overflows in the included TIFF library
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-02
(PDFlib: Multiple overflows in the included TIFF library)
The TIFF library is subject to several known vulnerabilities (see
GLSA 200410-11). Most of these overflows also apply to PDFlib.
A remote attacker could entice a user or web application to
process a carefully crafted PDF file or TIFF image using a
PDFlib-powered program. This can potentially lead to the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the program processing the file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PDFlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/pdflib-5.0.4_p1"
Threat Level: Medium
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