The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated xpdf package that fixes two security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format
An uninitialized pointer use flaw was discovered in Xpdf. An attacker
could create a malicious PDF file that, when opened, would cause Xpdf
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-3702)
An array index error was found in the way Xpdf parsed PostScript Type
1 fonts embedded in PDF documents. An attacker could create a
malicious PDF file that, when opened, would cause Xpdf to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-3704)
Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches to correct these issues.
See also :
Update the affected xpdf package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8