Ubuntu 4.10 : xpdf vulnerabilities (USN-14-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Markus Meissner discovered even more integer overflow vulnerabilities
in xpdf, a viewer for PDF files. These integer overflows can
eventually lead to buffer overflows.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) uses the same code to print PDF
tetex-bin uses the code to generate PDF output and process
included PDF files. In any case, these vulnerabilities could be
exploited by an attacker providing a specially crafted PDF file which,
when processed by CUPS, xpdf, or pdflatex, could result in abnormal
program termination or the execution of program code supplied by the

In the case of CUPS, this bug could be exploited to gain the
privileges of the CUPS print server (by default, user cupsys).

In the cases of xpdf and pdflatex, this bug could be exploited to gain
the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20532 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0888