RHEL 2.1 : xpdf (RHSA-2003:197)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated Xpdf packages are available that fix a vulnerability where a
malicious PDF document could run arbitrary code.

[Updated 21 July 2003] Updated packages are now available, as the
original errata packages did not fix all possible ways of exploiting
this vulnerability.

Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format
(PDF) files.

Martyn Gilmore discovered a flaw in various PDF viewers and readers.
An attacker can embed malicious external-type hyperlinks that if
activated or followed by a victim can execute arbitrary shell
commands. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0434 to this issue.

All users of Xpdf are advised to upgrade to these errata packages,
which contain a patch correcting this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected xpdf package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12402 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0434

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