Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xpdf (MDKSA-2005:017)

High Nessus Plugin ID 16254


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in the xpdf PDF viewer, which could allow for arbitrary code execution as the user viewing a PDF file. The vulnerability exists due to insufficient bounds checking while processing a PDF file that provides malicious values in the /Encrypt /Length tag.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these problems.


Update the affected xpdf package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16254

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-017.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/01/26

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0064

MDKSA: 2005:017