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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Xpdf Vendors:   Glyph and Cog
Xpdf Pointer Dereference in Gfx::getPos() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024518
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024518
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3702   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 7 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.02pl4 and prior versions
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 specially crafted PDF file that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger an uninitialized pointer dereference in Gfx::getPos() and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

Poppler is also affected.

CUPS is also affected.

Sauli Pahlman of CERT-FI reported this vulnerability.

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 7 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Xpdf Pointer Dereference in Gfx::getPos() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Oct 7 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Xpdf Pointer Dereference in Gfx::getPos() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Oct 8 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix for gpdf) Xpdf Pointer Dereference in Gfx::getPos() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for gpdf for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Oct 8 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix for poppler) Xpdf Pointer Dereference in Gfx::getPos() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for poppler for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Oct 8 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix for kdegraphics) Xpdf Pointer Dereference in Gfx::getPos() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for kdegraphics for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Oct 8 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix for CUPS) Xpdf Pointer Dereference in Gfx::getPos() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for CUPS for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Oct 8 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix for CUPS) Xpdf Pointer Dereference in Gfx::getPos() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for CUPS for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Jan 28 2011 (OpenOffice Issues Fix) Xpdf Pointer Dereference in Gfx::getPos() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
OpenOffice has issued a fix.



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