CentOS 4 : gpdf (CESA-2006:0177)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 21980
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated gpdf package that fixes several security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

gpdf is a GNOME based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Chris Evans discovered several flaws in the way gpdf processes PDF files. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause gpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the names CVE-2005-3624, CVE-2005-3625, CVE-2005-3626, and CVE-2005-3627 to these issues.

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

Solution

Update the affected gpdf package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?718d5f07

http://www.nessus.org/u?307782e9

http://www.nessus.org/u?a0a8647b

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 21980

File Name: centos_RHSA-2006-0177.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/5/2006

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:gpdf, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/31/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3624, CVE-2005-3625, CVE-2005-3626, CVE-2005-3627

RHSA: 2006:0177