RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : xpdf (RHSA-2005:840)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 20268

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated xpdf package that fixes several security issues is now available.

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

[Updated 20 Dec 2005] The initial fix for these issues was incomplete.
The packages have been updated with a more complete fix.

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

Several flaws were discovered in Xpdf. 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 assigned the names CVE-2005-3191, CVE-2005-3192, and CVE-2005-3193 to these issues.

Users of Xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve these issues.

Red Hat would like to thank Derek B. Noonburg for reporting this issue and providing a patch.

Solution

Update the affected xpdf package.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-3191

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-3192

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-3193

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-3624

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-3625

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-3626

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-3627

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-3628

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005:840

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 20268

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-840.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/12/07

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/12/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3191, CVE-2005-3192, CVE-2005-3193, CVE-2005-3624, CVE-2005-3625, CVE-2005-3626, CVE-2005-3627, CVE-2005-3628

BID: 15721, 15725, 15726, 15727

RHSA: 2005:840