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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Xpdf Vendors:   Glyph and Cog
Xpdf Buffer Overflow in FoFiType1::parse Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023356
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023356
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-4035   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 16 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.x prior to 3.01
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Xpdf. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PDF file with an embedded Type 1 font that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in FoFiType1::parse() in the Type 1 font parser and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

Petr Gajdos and Christian Kornacker of SUSE 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 system.
Solution:   The vendor issued a fix in version 3.01 (and possibly earlier versions).
Vendor URL:  www.foolabs.com/xpdf/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 16 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Xpdf Buffer Overflow in FoFiType1::parse Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Dec 16 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for gpdf) Xpdf Buffer Overflow in FoFiType1::parse Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for gpdf for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Dec 16 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for kdegraphics) Xpdf Buffer Overflow in FoFiType1::parse Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for kdegraphics for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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