[arch-security] [ASA-201608-21] mupdf: arbitrary code execution
anthraxx at archlinux.org
Tue Aug 30 15:34:32 UTC 2016
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201608-21
Date : 2016-08-30
CVE-ID : CVE-2016-6265
Package : mupdf
Type : arbitrary code execution
Remote : Yes
Link : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CVE
The package mupdf before version 1.9a-4 is vulnerable to arbitrary code
Upgrade to 1.9a-4
# pacman -Syu "mupdf>=1.9a-4"
The fix has been backported from an upstream patch.
Marco Grassi discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in MuPDF. An
attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause an application crash
(denial-of-service), or potentially to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running MuPDF, if a specially crafted PDF file is
A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code or crash MuPDF by tricking
a user into opening a crafted pdf file.
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