Scientific Linux Security Update : poppler on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way poppler displayed malformed
fonts embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF
file that would cause applications that use poppler -- such as Evince
-- to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2008-1693)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9282e435

Solution :

Update the affected poppler, poppler-devel and / or poppler-utils
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60391 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1693