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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 11:07:43 +0200
From: Tomas Hoger <>
Cc: coley <>
Subject: Re: CVE requests: Poppler, Quassel, Pyfribidi,
 Overkill, DocUtils, FireGPG, Wireshark

On Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:16:48 +0200 Tomas Hoger wrote:

> 2fe825deac Prevents use of random value for PDF object that is not of
> numeric type as expected.  This patch, however, does not seem to guard
> against invalid numeric values, so if some random value used due to an
> incorrect object type can cause crash later, I'd expect malicious
> numeric value to be able to achieve the same.

Oh, I was too focused on the value and missed OBJECT_TYPE_CHECK checks
that cause abort() when object is not numeric.  The impact is limited
to unexpected application termination.

Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team

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