RHEL 4 : xpdf (RHSA-2005:670)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 19410


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated xpdf package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

The xpdf package is an X Window System-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

A flaw was discovered in Xpdf in that an attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that would cause Xpdf to consume all available disk space in /tmp when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2097 to this issue.

Note this issue does not affect the version of Xpdf in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 2.1.

Users of xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected xpdf package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19410

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-670.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/08/10

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xpdf, 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: 2005/08/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2097

OSVDB: 18666

RHSA: 2005:670