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[GLSA-200506-06] libextractor: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
libextractor: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-06
(libextractor: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities)
Xpdf is vulnerable to multiple overflows, as described in GLSA
200501-28. Also, integer overflows were discovered in Real and PNG
A possible hacker could design malicious PDF, PNG or Real files which,
when processed by an application making use of libextractor, would
result in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libextractor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libextractor-0.5.0"
Threat Level: Medium
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