Oracle Linux 4 : gpdf (ELSA-2008-0262)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0262 :

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 GNOME-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

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

Users of gpdf are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-May/000586.html

Solution :

Update the affected gpdf package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67689 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1693