Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : xpdf, poppler, kdegraphics vulnerabilities (USN-249-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 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 :

The splash image handler in xpdf did not check the validity of
coordinates. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PDF
file, an attacker could exploit this to trigger a buffer overflow
which could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of
the user.

The poppler library and kpdf also contain xpdf code, and thus are
affected by the same vulnerability.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21058 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0301