RHEL 4 : xpdf (RHSA-2008:0240)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated xpdf packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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
(PDF) files.

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way xpdf displayed malformed fonts
embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file
that would cause xpdf 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 :


Solution :

Update the affected xpdf package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32022 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28830

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1693