Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 274030 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1021706.1.
Article ID : 1021706.1
Article Type : Sun Alerts (SURE)
Last reviewed : 2010-02-24
Audience : PUBLIC
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Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in the Solaris GNOME PDF Rendering Libraries May Lead to a Denial of Service (DoS) or Execution of Arbitrary Code



Category
Security

Release Phase
Resolved

Bug Id
6904352

Product
Solaris 10 Operating System
OpenSolaris

Date of Workaround Release
10-Dec-2009

Date of Resolved Release
25-Feb-2010

Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in the Solaris GNOME PDF Rendering Libraries May Lead to a Denial of Service (DoS) or Execution of Arbitrary Code

1. Impact

Multiple integer overflow and improper memory allocation vulnerabilities have been identified in the Solaris GNOME PDF rendering libraries. These vulnerabilities may allow a local or remote unprivileged user to cause the Solaris GNOME PDF viewers (evince(1) for OpenSolaris and gpdf(1) for Solaris 10) which are linked to these libraries to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS) or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the application.

These issues are also referenced in the following documents:


2. Contributing Factors

These issues can occur in the following releases:

SPARC Platform
  • Solaris 10 without patch 120739-06
  • OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_01 through snv_129
x86 Platform
  • Solaris 10 without patch 120740-06
  • OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_01 through snv_129
Notes: 

1. Solaris 8 and 9 do not ship GNOME PDF Viewer and therefore are not affected by these issues.
2. Solaris 10 is only affected by CVE-2009-3605, CVE-2009-3606  and CVE-2009-3609 vulnerabilities.

OpenSolaris distributions may include additional bug fixes above and beyond the build from which it was derived. To determine the base build of OpenSolaris, the following command can be used:
$ uname -v
snv_86
3. Symptoms

If the described issues have been exploited to cause a Denial of Service (DoS), the application which makes use of the GNOME PDF rendering libraries will crash, potentially leaving a core file depending on the system configuration. There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate these issues have been exploited to execute arbitrary code.

4. Workaround

Until the resolution patches are available, it may be possible to work around the described issues by not opening untrusted PDF files with the GNOME PDF Viewer.

5. Resolution

These issues are addressed in the following releases:

SPARC Platform

  • Solaris 10 with patch 120739-06 or later
  • OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_130 or later
x86 Platform
  • Solaris 10 with patch 120740-06 or later
  • OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_130 or later
For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see 1009886.1.

Modification History
18-Feb-2010: Updated for pending patches
25-Feb-2010: Updated Contributing Factors and Resolution sections for patch release; now Resolved


References

120739-06
120740-06





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