Debian Security Advisory

DSA-226-1 xpdf-i -- integer overflow

Date Reported:
10 Jan 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 6475.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2002-1384.
More information:

iDEFENSE discovered an integer overflow in the pdftops filter from the xpdf and xpdf-i packages that can be exploited to gain the privileges of the target user. This can lead to gaining unauthorized access to the 'lp' user if the pdftops program is part of the print filter.

For the current stable distribution (woody) xpdf-i is only a dummy package and the problem was fixed in xpdf already.

For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed in version 0.90-8.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.01-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your xpdf-i package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (potato)

Intel IA-32:
Motorola 680x0:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.