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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated xpdf packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
Xpdf is an X Window System-based viewer for Portable Document Format
Alin Rad Pop discovered a flaw in the handling of PDF files. An
attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to
crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
A flaw was found in the t1lib library, used in the handling of Type 1
fonts. An attacker could create a malicious file that would cause Xpdf
to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues.
See also :
Update the affected xpdf package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false