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CVE-2005-3191

Impact: Important
Public: 2005-12-06

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the (1) DCTStream::readProgressiveSOF and (2) DCTStream::readBaselineSOF functions in the DCT stream parsing code (Stream.cc) in xpdf 3.01 and earlier, as used in products such as (a) Poppler, (b) teTeX, (c) KDE kpdf, (d) pdftohtml, (e) KOffice KWord, (f) CUPS, and (g) libextractor allow user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (heap corruption) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF file with an out-of-range number of components (numComps), which is used as an array index.

Find out more about CVE-2005-3191 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (tetex) RHSA-2006:0160 January 19, 2006
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (xpdf) RHSA-2005:840 December 06, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (cups) RHSA-2005:878 December 20, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (tetex) RHSA-2006:0160 January 19, 2006
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (xpdf) RHSA-2005:840 December 06, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (cups) RHSA-2005:878 December 20, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (gpdf) RHSA-2005:867 December 20, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kdegraphics) RHSA-2005:868 December 20, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (tetex) RHSA-2006:0160 January 19, 2006
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (xpdf) RHSA-2005:840 December 06, 2005

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Derek B. Noonburg for reporting this issue and providing a patch.

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