Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xpdf (MDKSA-2004:113)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 15548


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Chris Evans discovered numerous vulnerabilities in the xpdf package :

Multiple integer overflow issues affecting xpdf-2.0 and xpdf-3.0. Also programs like cups which have embedded versions of xpdf. These can result in writing an arbitrary byte to an attacker controlled location which probably could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2004-0888)

Multiple integer overflow issues affecting xpdf-3.0 only. These can result in DoS or possibly arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2004-0889)

Chris also discovered issues with infinite loop logic error affecting xpdf-3.0 only.

The updated packages are patched to deal with these issues.


Update the affected xpdf package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15548

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-113.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 10/22/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


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:mandriva:linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/21/2004

Reference Information

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

MDKSA: 2004:113