This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated Xpdf packages are available that fix a vulnerability where a
malicious PDF document could run arbitrary code.
[Updated 21 July 2003] Updated packages are now available, as the
original errata packages did not fix all possible ways of exploiting
Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format
Martyn Gilmore discovered a flaw in various PDF viewers and readers.
An attacker can embed malicious external-type hyperlinks that if
activated or followed by a victim can execute arbitrary shell
commands. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0434 to this issue.
All users of Xpdf are advised to upgrade to these errata packages,
which contain a patch correcting this issue.
See also :
Update the affected xpdf package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12402 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2003-0434