RHEL 2.1 / 3 : xpdf (RHSA-2004:592)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated xpdf package that fixes a number of integer overflow
security flaws is now available.

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

During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a number
of integer overflow bugs that affected all versions of xpdf. An
attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause
xpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0888 to this issue.

Users of xpdf are advised to upgrade to this errata package, which
contains a backported patch correcting these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0888.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-592.html

Solution :

Update the affected xpdf package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15632 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0888