Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tetex (MDKSA-2005:021)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in the xpdf PDF code,
which could allow for arbitrary code execution as the user viewing a
PDF file. The vulnerability exists due to insufficient bounds checking
while processing a PDF file that provides malicious values in the
/Encrypt /Length tag. Tetex uses xpdf code and is susceptible to the
same vulnerability.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these problems.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16258 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-021.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0064

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