RHEL 2.1 : xpdf (RHSA-2002:307)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated Xpdf packages are available to fix a vulnerability where a
malicious PDF document could run arbitrary code.

[Updated 06 Feb 2003] Added fixed packages for Advanced Workstation
2.1

Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format
(PDF) files.

During an audit of CUPS, a printing system, Zen Parsec found an
integer overflow vulnerability in the pdftops filter. Since the code
for pdftops is taken from the Xpdf project, all versions of Xpdf
including 2.01 are also vulnerable to this issue. An attacker could
create a malicious PDF file that would execute arbitrary code as the
user who used Xpdf to view it.

All users of Xpdf are advised to upgrade to these errata packages
which contain a patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2002-1384.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-307.html

Solution :

Update the affected xpdf package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12345 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1384