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<glsa id="200904-07">
<title>Xpdf: Untrusted search path</title>
A vulnerability in Xpdf might allow local attackers to execute arbitrary
<product type="ebuild">xpdf</product>
<announced>April 07, 2009</announced>
<revised>April 07, 2009: 01</revised>
<package name="app-text/xpdf" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.02-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.02-r2</vulnerable>
Xpdf is a PDF file viewer that runs under the X Window System.
Erik Wallin reported that Gentoo's Xpdf attempts to read the "xpdfrc"
file from the current working directory if it cannot find a ".xpdfrc"
file in the user's home directory. This is caused by a missing
definition of the SYSTEM_XPDFRC macro when compiling a repackaged
version of Xpdf.
<impact type="normal">
A local attacker could entice a user to run "xpdf" from a directory
containing a specially crafted "xpdfrc" file, resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code when attempting to, e.g., print a file.
Do not run Xpdf from untrusted working directories.
All Xpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-text/xpdf-3.02-r2&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2009-1144</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 04 Apr 2009 12:41:57 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 04 Apr 2009 12:52:05 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 04 Apr 2009 12:52:11 +0000">