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541614: CVE-2009-4035 xpdf: buffer overflow in FoFiType1::parse

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The FoFiType1::parse function in fofi/ in Xpdf 3.0.0, gpdf 2.8.2, kpdf in kdegraphics 3.3.1, and possibly other libraries and versions, does not check the return value of the getNextLine function, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with a crafted Type 1 font that can produce a negative value, leading to a signed-to-unsigned integer conversion error and a buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2009-4035 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (xpdf) RHSA-2009:1680 2009-12-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (gpdf) RHSA-2009:1681 2009-12-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kdegraphics) RHSA-2009:1682 2009-12-16
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