Debian DSA-581-1 : xpdf - integer overflows

critical Nessus Plugin ID 15679


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Chris Evans discovered several integer overflows in xpdf, a viewer for PDF files, which can be exploited remotely by a specially crafted PDF document and lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the xpdf package.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.00-3.2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15679

File Name: debian_DSA-581.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

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:debian:debian_linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 11/2/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0888

DSA: 581