Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gpdf (MDKSA-2004:114)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15549
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionChris Evans discovered numerous vulnerabilities in the xpdf package, which also effect software using embedded xpdf code, such as gpdf :
Multiple integer overflow issues affecting xpdf-2.0 and xpdf-3.0. Also programs like gpdf 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.
The updated packages are patched to protect against these vulnerabilities.
SolutionUpdate the affected gpdf package.