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<title>Poppler: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
Poppler is affected by a memory management issue, which could lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">poppler</product>
<announced>July 08, 2008</announced>
<revised>July 08, 2008: 01</revised>
<package name="app-text/poppler" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.6.3-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.6.3-r1</vulnerable>
Poppler is a cross-platform PDF rendering library originally based on
Felipe Andres Manzano reported a memory management issue in the Page
class constructor/destructor.
<impact type="normal">
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF
file with a Poppler-based PDF viewer such as Gentoo's Xpdf, Epdfview,
or Evince, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-text/poppler-0.6.3-r1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-2950</uri>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 07 Jul 2008 09:09:47 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 08 Jul 2008 18:44:36 +0000">