RHEL 3 : xpdf (RHSA-2005:018)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated Xpdf packages that fix several security issues are now
available.

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

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Gfx::doImage function 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-2004-1125 to this issue.

Red Hat believes that the Exec-Shield technology (enabled by default
since Update 3) will block attempts to exploit this vulnerability on
x86 architectures.

All users of the Xpdf packages should upgrade to these updated
packages, which resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1125.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-018.html

Solution :

Update the affected xpdf package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16149 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1125