RHEL 4 : xpdf (RHSA-2006:0201)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated xpdf package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue is
now available.

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

The xpdf package is an X Window System-based viewer for Portable
Document Format (PDF) files.

A heap based buffer overflow bug was discovered in Xpdf. An attacker
could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause Xpdf to
crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0301
to this issue.

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

Red Hat would like to thank Dirk Mueller for reporting this issue and
providing a patch.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-0301.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0201.html

Solution :

Update the affected xpdf package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20898 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0301