Debian Security Advisory

DLA-968-1 libpodofo -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 May 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 861557, Bug 861564, Bug 859330, Bug 859329.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6840, CVE-2017-6842, CVE-2017-6843, CVE-2017-6847, CVE-2017-6848, CVE-2017-7378, CVE-2017-7380, CVE-2017-7381, CVE-2017-7382, CVE-2017-7383.
More information:

Several heap-based buffer overflows and NULL pointer dereferences have been discovered in libpodofo, a library for manipulating PDF files, that allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or other unspecified impact via a crafted PDF document.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.9.0-1.1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libpodofo packages.

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