Scientific Linux Security Update : xpdf on SL3.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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. (SL4 only - CVE-2010-3704)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e939fea4

Solution :

Update the affected xpdf package.

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: 60867 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3702
CVE-2010-3704