Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : xpdf vulnerability (USN-163-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 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 :

xpdf and kpdf did not sufficiently verify the validity of the 'loca'
table in PDF files, a table that contains glyph description
information for embedded TrueType fonts. After detecting the broken
table, xpdf attempted to reconstruct the information in it, which
caused the generation of a huge temporary file that quickly filled up
available disk space and rendered the application unresponsive.

The CUPS printing system in Ubuntu 5.04 uses the xpdf-utils package to
convert PDF files to PostScript. By attempting to print such a crafted
PDF file, a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service in a print
server. The CUPS system in Ubuntu 4.10 is not vulnerable against this

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20569 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2097