Fedora Core 2 : xpdf-3.00-3.4 (2004-348)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15544


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


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

During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a number of integer overflow bugs that affected all versions of xpdf. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause xpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0888 to this issue.

Users of xpdf are advised to upgrade to this errata package, which contains a backported patch correcting these issues.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected xpdf and / or xpdf-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15544

File Name: fedora_2004-348.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/10/22

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xpdf, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xpdf-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0888

FEDORA: 2004-348