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[GLSA-200501-30] CUPS: Stack overflow in included Xpdf code Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
CUPS: Stack overflow in included Xpdf code
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-30
(CUPS: Stack overflow in included Xpdf code)
The Decrypt::makeFileKey2 function in Xpdf's Decrypt.cc
insufficiently checks boundaries when processing /Encrypt /Length tags
in PDF files (GLSA 200501-28).
This issue could be exploited by a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code by sending a malicious print job to a CUPS spooler.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-print/cups-1.1.23-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
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