Ubuntu 4.10 : xpdf, tetex-bin vulnerabilities (USN-48-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20665


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


A potential buffer overflow has been found in the xpdf viewer. An insufficient input validation could be exploited by an attacker providing a specially crafted PDF file which, when processed by xpdf, could result in abnormal program termination or the execution of attacker supplied program code with the user's privileges.

The tetex-bin package contains the affected xpdf code to generate PDF output and process included PDF files, thus is vulnerable as well.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20665

File Name: ubuntu_USN-48-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkpathsea-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkpathsea3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tetex-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xpdf, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xpdf-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xpdf-reader, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xpdf-utils, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1125

USN: 48-1

CWE: 20