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xpdf -- disk fill DoS vulnerability

Affected packages
xpdf < 3.00_7
kdegraphics < 3.4.2
gpdf < 2.10.0_2
cups-base <


VuXML ID 24eee285-09c7-11da-bc08-0001020eed82
Discovery 2005-08-09
Entry 2005-08-12
Modified 2005-09-07

xpdf is vulnerable to a denial of service vulnerability which can cause xpdf to create an infinitely large file, thereby filling up the /tmp partition, when opening a specially crafted PDF file.

Note that several applications contains an embedded version of xpdf, therefor making them the vulnerable to the same DoS. In CUPS this vulnerability would cause the pdftops filter to crash.


Bugtraq ID 14529
CVE Name CVE-2005-2097