Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : xpdf (ELSA-2009-0430)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0430 :

An updated xpdf package that fixes multiple security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 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.

Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in Xpdf's JBIG2 decoder. An
attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2009-0147, CVE-2009-1179)

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Xpdf's JBIG2 decoder. An
attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2009-0146, CVE-2009-1182)

Multiple flaws were found in Xpdf's JBIG2 decoder that could lead to
the freeing of arbitrary memory. An attacker could create a malicious
PDF file that would cause Xpdf to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-0166, CVE-2009-1180)

Multiple input validation flaws were found in Xpdf's JBIG2 decoder. An
attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2009-0800)

Multiple denial of service flaws were found in Xpdf's JBIG2 decoder.
An attacker could create a malicious PDF that would cause Xpdf to
crash when opened. (CVE-2009-0799, CVE-2009-1181, CVE-2009-1183)

Red Hat would like to thank Braden Thomas and Drew Yao of the Apple
Product Security team, and Will Dormann of the CERT/CC for responsibly
reporting these flaws.

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-April/000974.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-April/000971.html

Solution :

Update the affected xpdf package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)