FreeBSD : xpdf -- makeFileKey2() buffer overflow vulnerability (f755545e-6fcd-11d9-abec-00061bd2d56f)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19176


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


An iDEFENSE Security Advisory reports :

Remote exploitation of a buffer overflow vulnerability in the xpdf PDF viewer included in multiple Unix and Linux distributions could allow for arbitrary code execution as the user viewing a PDF file.

The vulnerability specifically exists due to insufficient bounds checking while processing a PDF file that provides malicious values in the /Encrypt /Length tag. The offending code can be found in the Decrypt::makeFileKey2 function in the source file xpdf/


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19176

File Name: freebsd_pkg_f755545e6fcd11d9abec00061bd2d56f.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/08/09

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:freebsd:freebsd:cups-base, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gpdf, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kdegraphics, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:koffice, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pdftohtml, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:teTeX-base, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xpdf, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0064