RHEL 4 : gpdf (RHSA-2005:057)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated gpdf package that fixes two security issues is now
available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

GPdf is a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files for GNOME.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Gfx::doImage function of Xpdf
which also affects GPdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could
construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause GPdf 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.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Decrypt::makeFileKey2 function
of Xpdf which also affects GPdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker
could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause GPdf to
crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2005-0064 to this issue.

During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a number
of integer overflow bugs that affected all versions of Xpdf, which
also affects GPdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could
construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause GPdf to crash
or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. This issue was
assigned the name CVE-2004-0888 by The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org). Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
contained a fix for this issue, but it was found to be incomplete and
left 64-bit architectures vulnerable. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0206
to this issue.

Users should update to this erratum package which contains backported
patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1125.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0064.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0206.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-057.html

Solution :

Update the affected gpdf 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: 17175 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1125
CVE-2005-0064
CVE-2005-0206