RHEL 3 : xpdf (RHSA-2005:059)
High Nessus Plugin ID 16263
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated Xpdf package that fixes a stack based buffer overflow security issue is now available.
Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
A buffer overflow flaw was found when processing the /Encrypt /Length tag. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause Xpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0064 to this issue.
Red Hat believes that the Exec-Shield technology (enabled by default since Update 3) will block attempts to exploit this vulnerability on x86 architectures.
All users of the Xpdf package should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue
SolutionUpdate the affected xpdf package.