This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated xpdf package that fixes several security issues is now
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
[Updated 20 Dec 2005] The initial fix for these issues was incomplete.
The packages have been updated with a more complete fix.
The xpdf package is an X Window System-based viewer for Portable
Document Format (PDF) files.
Several flaws were discovered in 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 assigned the names CVE-2005-3191, CVE-2005-3192, and
CVE-2005-3193 to these issues.
Users of Xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to resolve these issues.
Red Hat would like to thank Derek B. Noonburg for reporting this issue
and providing a patch.
See also :
Update the affected xpdf package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20268 ()
Bugtraq ID: 15721157251572615727
CVE ID: CVE-2005-3191CVE-2005-3192CVE-2005-3193CVE-2005-3624CVE-2005-3625CVE-2005-3626CVE-2005-3627CVE-2005-3628
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