SUSE-SA:2004:039: xpdf, gpdf, kdegraphics3-pdf, pdftohtml, cups

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15569


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2004:039 (xpdf, gpdf, kdegraphics3-pdf, pdftohtml, cups).

Xpdf is a widely used fast PDF file viewer. Various other PDF viewer and PDF conversion tools use xpdf code to accomplish their tasks.
Chris Evans found several integer overflows and arithmetic errors.
Additionally Sebastian Krahmer from the SuSE Security-Team found similar bugs in xpdf 3.
These bugs can be exploited by tricking an user to open a malformated PDF file. As a result the PDF viewer can be crashed or may be even code can be executed.


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15569

File Name: suse_SA_2004_039.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/10/26

Modified: 2010/10/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

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

BID: 11501