RHEL 4 : gpdf (RHSA-2005:057)

high Nessus Plugin ID 17175
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated gpdf package that fixes two security issues is now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

GPdf is a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files for GNOME.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Gfx::doImage function of Xpdf which also affects GPdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause GPdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1125 to this issue.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Decrypt::makeFileKey2 function of Xpdf which also affects GPdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause GPdf 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.

During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a number of integer overflow bugs that affected all versions of Xpdf, which also affects GPdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause GPdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. This issue was assigned the name CVE-2004-0888 by The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org). Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 contained a fix for this issue, but it was found to be incomplete and left 64-bit architectures vulnerable. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0206 to this issue.

Users should update to this erratum package which contains backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected gpdf package.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-1125

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-0064

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-0206

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005:057

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17175

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-057.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/22/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gpdf, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/15/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/10/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1125, CVE-2005-0064, CVE-2005-0206

RHSA: 2005:057

CWE: 20