Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tetex (MDKSA-2004:166)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 16083
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionChris Evans discovered numerous vulnerabilities in the xpdf package, which also effect software using embedded xpdf code, such as tetex (CVE-2004-0888).
Multiple integer overflow issues affecting xpdf-2.0 and xpdf-3.0. Also programs like tetex 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.
iDefense also reported a buffer overflow vulnerability, which affects versions of xpdf <= xpdf-3.0 and several programs, like tetex, which use embedded xpdf code. An attacker could construct a malicious payload file which could enable arbitrary code execution on the target system (CVE-2004-1125).
The updated packages are patched to protect against these vulnerabilities.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.