Oracle Linux 4 : xpdf (ELSA-2007-1029)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1029 :

Updated xpdf packages that fix several security issues are 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.

Alin Rad Pop discovered several flaws in the handling of PDF files. An
attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to
crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2007-4352, CVE-2007-5392, CVE-2007-5393)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-November/000387.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: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67606 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4352
CVE-2007-5392
CVE-2007-5393