Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xpdf (MDKSA-2003:071-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Martyn Gilmore discovered flaws in various PDF viewers, including
xpdf. An attacker could place malicious external hyperlinks in a
document that, if followed, could execute arbitary shell commands with
the privileges of the person viewing the PDF document.

Update :

New packages are available as the previous patches that had been
applied did not correct all possible ways of exploiting this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected xpdf package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14054 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-071.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0434

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