RHEL 5 : poppler (RHSA-2008:0239)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated poppler packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

Poppler is a PDF rendering library, used by applications such as
Evince.

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way poppler displayed malformed
fonts embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF
file that would cause applications that use poppler -- such as Evince
-- to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2008-1693)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1693.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0239.html

Solution :

Update the affected poppler, poppler-devel and / or poppler-utils
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32021 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1693