Bug 1027550 - (CVE-2013-6475) CVE-2013-6475 cups-filters: possible heap-based buffer overflows due to the use of gmalloc
CVE-2013-6475 cups-filters: possible heap-based buffer overflows due to the u...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1052741 1074840
Blocks: 1002935 1010117
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Reported: 2013-11-06 23:22 EST by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2016-03-04 07:31 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-03-11 01:31:56 EDT
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Description Murray McAllister 2013-11-06 23:22:31 EST
Previously, the pdftoopvp filter used gmalloc for memory allocations. This could result in integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows. If a malicious PDF file were processed, it could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the "lp" user. The following patch introduces the use of gmallocn and gmallocn3, which attempt to check for integer overflows:



This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team.
Comment 3 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-03-11 01:15:30 EDT
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This issue has been resolved in upstream cups-filters-1.0.47
Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-03-11 01:18:48 EDT
Created cups-filters tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1074840]

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