RHEL 4 : gpdf (RHSA-2009:1681)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

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 viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Petr Gajdos and Christian Kornacker of SUSE reported a buffer overflow
flaw in GPdf's Type 1 font parser. A specially-crafted PDF file with
an embedded Type 1 font could cause GPdf 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-2009-1681.html

Solution :

Update the affected gpdf 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: 43179 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4035