Ubuntu 4.10 : xpdf vulnerabilities (USN-2-1)

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 :

Chris Evans discovered several integer overflow vulnerabilities in
xpdf, a viewer for PDF files. The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS)
also uses the same code to print PDF files. In either case, these
vulnerabilities could be exploited by an attacker by providing a
specially crafted PDF file which, when processed by CUPS or xpdf,
could result in abnormal program termination or the execution of
program code supplied by the attacker.

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 case of xpdf, this bug could be exploited to gain the
privileges of the user invoking xpdf.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20614 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0889