Ubuntu 4.10 : xpdf, tetex-bin vulnerabilities (USN-48-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20665
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.