FreeBSD : xpdf -- disk fill DoS vulnerability (24eee285-09c7-11da-bc08-0001020eed82)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 21400


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


xpdf is vulnerable to a denial of service vulnerability which can cause xpdf to create an infinitely large file, thereby filling up the /tmp partition, when opening a specially crafted PDF file.

Note that several applications contains an embedded version of xpdf, therefor making them the vulnerable to the same DoS. In CUPS this vulnerability would cause the pdftops filter to crash.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 21400

File Name: freebsd_pkg_24eee28509c711dabc080001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:cups-base, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gpdf, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kdegraphics, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xpdf, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2097

BID: 14529