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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Xpdf Vendors:   Glyph and Cog
Xpdf Bug in Processing Embedded Fonts Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019893
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019893
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1693   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 17 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 3.02
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Xpdf. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a PDF file with specially crafted embedded fonts that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability resides in the CairoFont::create() function in 'CairoFontEngine.cc' (from the Poppler code base).

Kees Cook from the Ubuntu Security Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.foolabs.com/xpdf/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Xpdf Bug in Processing Embedded Fonts Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Apr 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Poppler) Xpdf Bug in Processing Embedded Fonts Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for poppler for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Apr 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for kdegraphics) Xpdf Bug in Processing Embedded Fonts Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for kdegraphics for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
May 8 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for gpdf) Xpdf Bug in Processing Embedded Fonts Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for gpdf for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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