xpdf Information for VU#376500
Foolabs Xpdf contains a denial of service vulnerability
- Vendor Information Help Date Notified: 23 Feb 2011
- Statement Date:
- Date Updated: 25 Feb 2011
The vendor has stated they will stop using t1lib in their product and users should build Xpdf without t1lib.
To build Xpdf without t1lib, add the "--with-t1-library=no" flag to the
./configure --with-t1-library=no .....
To double-check, run "xpdf --help". The "-freetype" option should be
listed, and the "-t1lib" option should NOT be listed. That indicates
that Xpdf was built with FreeType and without t1lib.
With this setting, Xpdf will use FreeType instead of t1lib to rasterize
Type 1 fonts. With recent versions of FreeType, the Type 1 quality is
as good or better than t1lib, so this should not present any problems.
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