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

High Nessus Plugin ID 14054


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected xpdf package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14054

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-071.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0434

MDKSA: 2003:071-1