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Bug 480366 (CVE-2012-2142) - app-text/poppler: Insufficient sanitization of escape sequences in the error messages (CVE-2012-2142)
Summary: app-text/poppler: Insufficient sanitization of escape sequences in the error ...
Alias: CVE-2012-2142
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A2 [glsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-09 12:52 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2013-10-06 16:08 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2013-08-09 12:52:11 UTC
From ${URL} :

  An insufficient escape sequences sanitization flaw was found in the way xpdf, a PDF file viewer 
for the X window system, and poppler, a PDF rendering library, performed sanitization of certain 
characters to be displayed in the error messages, which arose during presentation of certain PDF 
files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to modify a window's title, or, possibly execute 
arbitrary commands or overwrite files, via a specially-crafted PDF file containing an escape 
sequence for a terminal emulator if local, unsuspecting user opened such crafted PDF file in xpdf 
or in an application linked against poppler library (for example evince).


Poppler upstream patch:

@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please say explicitly if it is ready for the stabilization or not.
Comment 1 Andreas K. Hüttel gentoo-dev 2013-08-11 18:01:45 UTC
That commmit went in long before poppler-0.22, and we do not have any affected versions in the tree at least since 11 Apr 2013.

Robo-adding sec bugs without any version reference does not really make maintainers enthusiastic, mind you.
Comment 2 Michael Palimaka (kensington) gentoo-dev 2013-08-14 12:51:32 UTC
Nothing else to do for KDE team here.
Comment 3 Chris Reffett (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2013-08-15 00:01:01 UTC
Filing GLSA.
Comment 4 Andreas K. Hüttel gentoo-dev 2013-08-24 12:16:40 UTC
Nothing to do for printing team here.
Comment 5 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2013-10-06 16:08:46 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201310-03 at
by GLSA coordinator Sean Amoss (ackle).