RHEL 4 : xpdf (RHSA-2005:670)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated xpdf package that fixes a security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

The xpdf package is an X Window System-based viewer for Portable
Document Format (PDF) files.

A flaw was discovered in Xpdf in that an attacker could construct a
carefully crafted PDF file that would cause Xpdf to consume all
available disk space in /tmp when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2097 to this issue.

Note this issue does not affect the version of Xpdf in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3 or 2.1.

Users of xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2097.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-670.html

Solution :

Update the affected xpdf package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19410 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2097