Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
USN-236-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in xpdf. kpdf and kword
contain copies of xpdf code and are thus vulnerable to the same
For reference, this is the original advisory :
Chris Evans discovered several integer overflows in the XPDF code,
which is present in xpdf, the Poppler library, and tetex-bin. By
tricking an user into opening a specially crafted PDF file, an
attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the application that processes the document.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0