This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated gpdf package that fixes a security issue is 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.
gpdf is a GNOME-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way gpdf displayed malformed fonts
embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file
that would cause gpdf to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code when opened. (CVE-2008-1693)
Users of gpdf are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.
See also :
Update the affected gpdf package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 32163 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-1693