CentOS 3 / 4 : xpdf (CESA-2005:840)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 21873
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS 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

http://www.nessus.org/u?362b9b20

http://www.nessus.org/u?e00a93ef

http://www.nessus.org/u?5552a82a

http://www.nessus.org/u?85c4b2ab

http://www.nessus.org/u?a9ee6b08

http://www.nessus.org/u?79942ceb

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 21873

File Name: centos_RHSA-2005-840.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/3/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xpdf, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/22/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/2005

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