RHEL 4 : gpdf (RHSA-2006:0177)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated gpdf package that fixes several security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

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

Chris Evans discovered several flaws in the way gpdf processes PDF
files. 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 assigned the
names CVE-2005-3624, CVE-2005-3625, CVE-2005-3626, and CVE-2005-3627
to these issues.

Users of gpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3624.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3625.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3626.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3627.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0177.html

Solution :

Update the affected gpdf 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: 20482 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3624
CVE-2005-3625
CVE-2005-3626
CVE-2005-3627