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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21058 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0301