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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 09:27:03 +0100
From: Thomas Biege <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: libpoppler4: buffer overflow in the Abiword backend

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 08:05:32PM -0500, Josh Bressers wrote:
> ----- "Thomas Biege" <> wrote:
> > 
> > Hello everybody,
> > 
> > does this need an CVE-ID?
> > 
> >
> > 
> I presume this does need a CVE id, but seeing as PDF related bugs are often a
> Pandora's Box, I'd rather not assign one just yet. Has someone looked at this
> to see what the root of the problem is?

AFAICS it just affects libpoppler. But version 4 may not be the only
one with the bug.

 Thomas Biege <>, SUSE LINUX, Security Support & Auditing
 SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)
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