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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2009-3050: HTMLDOC: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2009-3050: HTMLDOC: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/02/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

Buffer overflow in the set_page_size function in util.cxx in HTMLDOC 1.8.27 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long MEDIA SIZE comment. NOTE: it was later reported that there were additional vectors in htmllib.cxx and ps-pdf.cxx using an AFM font file with a long glyph name, but these vectors do not cross privilege boundaries.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-app-text-htmldoc

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