RHEL 4 : xpdf (RHSA-2006:0201)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20898


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated xpdf package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue is now available.

This update has been rated as having important 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 heap based buffer overflow bug was 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 name CVE-2006-0301 to this issue.

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

Red Hat would like to thank Dirk Mueller for reporting this issue and providing a patch.


Update the affected xpdf package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20898

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0201.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/02/14

Modified: 2016/12/29

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: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: 2006/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0301

OSVDB: 22833

RHSA: 2006:0201