RHEL 4 : xpdf (RHSA-2009:1680)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated xpdf 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.

Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format
(PDF) files.

Petr Gajdos and Christian Kornacker of SUSE reported a buffer overflow
flaw in Xpdf's Type 1 font parser. A specially-crafted PDF file with
an embedded Type 1 font could cause Xpdf to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-4035)

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-4035.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1680.html

Solution :

Update the affected xpdf package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43178 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4035