GLSA-200410-20 : Xpdf, CUPS: Multiple integer overflows

critical Nessus Plugin ID 15539
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-20 (Xpdf, CUPS: Multiple integer overflows)

Chris Evans discovered multiple integer overflow issues in Xpdf.
Impact :

An attacker could entice an user to open a specially crafted PDF file, potentially resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Xpdf. By enticing an user to directly print the PDF file to a CUPS printer, an attacker could also crash the CUPS spooler or execute arbitrary code with the rights of the CUPS spooler, which is usually the 'lp' user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Xpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/xpdf-3.00-r5' All CUPS users should also upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/cups-1.1.20-r5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15539

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200410-20.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Published: 10/21/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 10/21/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/21/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0888, CVE-2004-0889

GLSA: 200410-20