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[GLSA-200602-12] GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf code Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf code
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200602-12
(GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf code)
Dirk Mueller found a heap overflow vulnerability in the XPdf
codebase when handling splash images that exceed size of the associated
A possible hacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF
file with GPdf, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running the affected application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GPdf users should upgrade to the latest version.
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gpdf-2.10.0-r4"
Threat Level: Medium
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